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Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes is spreading worldwide as an epidemic. Diabetes is a disorder in which the body cells fail to take up glucose from the blood. Wasting of tissues is seen as glucose-starved cells are forced to consume their own proteins. Diabetes is the cause for blindness, kidney failure and amputation in adults. Individuals with diabetes lack the ability to use the hormone insulin .

As we start eating food, our body starts producing insulin. The insulin signal attaches to a special receptor on the cell surface, to make the cell turn-on its own glucose transporting machinery. It had been observed that type 2 diabetics have normal or even elevated levels of insulin in their body with normal insulin receptor but, due to some unknown reason, the binding of insulin to the cell receptors does not starts the glucose transporting machinery, which it is supposed to do. Special proteins called IRS ( insulin receptor substrate) are inside the cell. In type 2 diabetes something is interfering with the action of the IRS protein and it is also estimated that about 80% of those who develop type 2 diabetes are obese. When insulin attaches to the receptor protein, the receptor responds by adding a chemical called a phosphate group onto the IRS molecules due to which the IRS molecules turn into action. Once activated, they start variety of processes, including an enzyme that turns on the glucose transporter machinery.

Overweight and obesity are both labels for series of weight, greater than what is generally considered healthy for an individual. BMI ranges for children and teens above a normal weight have different labels (at risk of overweight and overweight). Excess body weight is implicated as a risk factor for many disorders including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, female infertility, prostate enlargement, uterine fibroids, gallstone and gestational diabetes etc. The location of fat deposits in the body leads to different risks associated with it. Increased abdominal fat can be estimated by waist size.

Dozens of controlled clinical trials were carried out to determine the effect of weight loss on fasting blood glucose. They found:

  • Weight loss produced by lifestyle modification declines blood glucose levels and HbA1c in type 2 diabetics.
  • Glucose tolerance can be improved in overweight individuals by decreasing abdominal fat.
  • Glucose tolerance can also be improved in overweight individuals with increased cardio respiratory fitness.

Diabetic Weight Loss

by Anonymous Date Added: Thu 12 August, 2010
My cousin fell very ill. He became very fat and had problems for breathing normally. I began to think it was obesity and my prediction was right. I cried because i thought he wouldn't survive. I prayed and prayed and AMEN, he survived. Now he is going through therapy and also eating healthy food like fruits, veggies, etc. He is eating less rice and all those carbohydrates. I feel peaceful now because he is one of the closest cousins I have and I don't want to loose him

I hope you people who are reading this understand how I feel and how he feels to be obese. being obese is just bad. You won't really have a healthy and happy life. MAYBE, many of you think it might be good for your health to eat a lot and not suffer from bulimia or anorexia, but being obese and suffering from bulimia or anorexia are both sad and frightening. I suggest you don't eat to much but also eat what is enough for you.


Comment back about me if you agree and I shall post more comments like these for you all.

by Rajika Date Added: Fri 24 July, 2009
I was diagnosed with Diabetes in the month of March . My doc put me on Insulin . Now I regularly take Insulin (Glargine -Lantus Avenis) .

I presume since taking regular Insulin on the belly and upper thighs , have gained lot of weight. How can I reduce the weight and look the same as before. From My tummy looks like as if Im expecting . Pls advise what I can do to come in shape or lose weight .

What are the symptoms of high sugar ? I severely have lot of pain in my left feet and hands , at times I\'m unable to walk . I\'m just 33 yrs , i want to enjoy all the activities as I used to , want my stamina to be build and can do many things with activeness .

Pls advise and you can reply on rajikachanna@yahoo.co.in .

Thanks !

by Betty Date Added: Fri 27 June, 2008
I also have belly fat, more than I like, but I still give myself shots in the tummy. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes my doctor sent me to a special clinic where they trained me how to take care of myself, take shots, food, etc. I have a lot of problems associated with my diabetes or probably caused by the diabetes, hope you the best of luck.

by Jen Date Added: Wed 18 June, 2008
If a person has a lot of belly fat, is it still advisable to give insulin there (or choose another area for better absorption?). Please advise.


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