WHAT IS TYPE TWO DIABETES?

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two different diseases. Type 1 refers to the underproduction of insulin while type 2 refers to the overproduction of insulin.

Insulin is a necessary function of the human body. It facilitates the transport and storage of glucose in your liver, muscles as well as your organs. This usually happens in between meals.

The overproduction of insulin causes the glucose to remain in the blood. This excess glucose (sugar) in your blood is what is linked with the onset of type 2 diabetes.

WHAT CAUSES THE OVERPRODUCTION OF INSULIN?

The overproduction of insulin (type 2 diabetes) can be caused by inadequate sleep (less than 7 ½ hours), improper hydration (water), excessive consumption of processed foods & high saturated fats, lack of exercise and smoking. As well as your body composition, body fat distribution.

The main contributors are Inadequate sleep, dehydration, processed foods & high saturated fats and smoking. All the prior mentioned increases the development of visceral fat. So, the way the fat is stored in your body plays a big role in insulin resistance and sensitivity.

This does not mean that Type 2 diabetes is an overweight (obese) disease. Yes, as obesity rates have increased, so has the diabetes rates. But there is another group that has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the skinny fat population.

Although this population may have an ideal body weight, the low lean mass and equal or higher amount of fat causes the same risk as the overweight/obese person.

Specific to body composition, it is the type of fat that contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes, visceral fat. There are two types of fat, subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous is the fat we see in the mirror or notice when you lose weight. Visceral fat is the fat the develops in the abdominal cavity as well as in and around your organs (liver, kidneys, heart, etc.).

DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Knowing the above, type 2 diabetes is a serious disease and requires and full understanding of your lifestyle and body composition for true diabetic management.

It’s not solely driven by proper diet and exercise. Proper sleep, hydration and the exclusion of other lifestyle habits (smoking) play a major role in preventing or managing type 2 diabetes.

There is no one size fits all lifestyle plan that will prevent or manage diabetes. Every aspect of the changes you need to make must be specific to your life. From your diet, the form of exercise, how much and when you should drink water and most importantly, a sleeping schedule that is supportive of your daily required routine.

WHY CHOOSE BODY REFINED TO HELP YOU WITH DIABETES MANAGEMENT?

You and Kurt, the health coach, work in partnership to identify what is the root cause of any known or potential ailments, and help you develop strategies to overcome them.

Kurt will help you create and sustain the mindset needed to make lifestyle changes by heightening your awareness through continuous support, resources and encouragement to engage in the habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.

You will be held accountable to the healthy habits. All while empowering you through education to identify lessons learned from whatever outcomes occur.

Kurt will collaborate with you to provide clarity through inquiry and discovery. The focus of all communications will be on your challenges and action plans for implementing lifestyle changes to overcome those challenges. All while introducing strategies to improve sleep, establish consistent hydration and becoming less sedentary to help with stress reduction. This is all done at a pace that is best for your environment to support a healthier lifestyle.

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