Age, heredity, obesity and diet all contribute to the causes of diabetes and sometimes pregnancy can cause temporary diabetes.
The good news is that you can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in your diet and exercising.
Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease which in the case of
diabetes means that the body's immune system attacks the cells in the
pancreas that produce insulin.
Researchers believe that some of the risk factors that may cause type 1 diabetes may include genetics, a poor diet and environment. (i.e. virus infections).
Type 1 diabetes is also slightly more common in men than in women.
Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle
The single most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes is obesity.
It is estimated that of the people suffering with type 2 diabetes; about 80 percent are overweight.
Inactivity is obviously closely related to being overweight.
Muscle cells have more insulin receptors than fat cells and increased activity also lowers blood sugar levels.
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all contribute to a possible diagnosis of diabetes.
Increasing age is also a risk factor for type 2 diabetes - even in elderly people that are thin.
Risk begins to rise significantly at after age 45 years, and with a considerably increase after the age of 65 years.
This is attributable to the aging pancreas not generate insulin as efficiently as it used to when we were younger.
In addition as our cells age, they become more resistant to insulin absorption.
Diabetes may occur at any age, but 80% of cases occur in people older than 50.
Type 2 diabetes has strong genetic component links.
This means that people who have family members who have been diagnosed with it are at a greater risk for developing it themselves.
African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans also have a higher rate of type 2 diabetes.
In the film Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, six diabetic people participated in a raw food plant based diet conducted by Gabriel Cousens.
During the program all of the subjects took their diabetes medication while eating the raw food meals provided to them by his team at the Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Center.
By Day 3 of the program three of the six participants were able to stop taking insulin and medication.
Another participant was able to cut her insulin intake by 1/3 while a type 1 diabetic, was able to cut his insulin intake down to half.
By the end of the 30 day program amazing results were seen.
Every one of the participants had radical improvements in their health and every one had their diabetes either completely reversed or at least under control.
The evidence in the film shows that you can cure a diabetes condition by losing weight, making changes in your diet and exercising.
Juicing can form one of the foundations of a raw food plant based diet.
When you begin discovering the health benefits of juicing you create the opportunity to discover the healing power of natural foods.
Juicing activates the cleansing power of vegetable juices and provides a great way to start a diabetes control diet.