6. Risk Factors cannot be Controlled
There are certain risk factors that tend to put us at a greater risk for suffering from type 2 diabetes, but unlike the factors mentioned above, these cannot be controlled.
Here are the risk factors that cannot be controlled:
A. Ethnic or Racial Background
Research reveals that African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans are at a greater risk to suffer from type 2 diabetes.
B. Family History
If any of your parents, grandparents of siblings have suffered from diabetes, it increases your risk factors of suffering from it too.
Individuals who are 45 years of age of older tend to have a greater risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes.
7. Risk Factors for Women
Women tend to have a greater risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes if they have the risk factors mentioned below.
Here, take a look:
- Gave birth to a baby that weight more than 9 pounds.
- Suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Suffered from gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
8. How Does Insulin Naturally Work?
In a perfectly healthy body, the insulin is responsible for aiding the body in converting food into energy. Basically, the stomach is responsible for breaking down the carbohydrates we consume in our food and converting it into sugars. Then, these sugars entre the bloodstream, which causes the pancreas to release a mindful amount of the hormone insulin, which aids the cells in utilising the sugar to generate fuel and energy.
9. Metabolism Disturbances
If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, your cells are unable to utilise sugar effectively and adequately, therefore, there is likely to be a build-up of sugar within your bloodstream. If you suffer from a condition termed as insulin resistance, your body produce this hormone but your cells are unable to use it or respond to it effectively and normally. Usually, patients who have suffered from type 2 diabetes for some time without treating their condition, end up having pancreas that produce less insulin.