skip navigation

Big ds house of munch and Mississauga news and Mississauga restaurant bonnie crombie master chef Canada insauga khaled iwamura and Kevin j Johnston Brampton food truck

Cook Wisely to Avoid Diabetes

04/04/2017, 10:15am EDT
By Danny Raposo

There is a strong correlation between obesity and the onset of type 2 diabetes with its associated insulin resistance. It should be pointed out that in the United States the proportion of the population under 40 that can be clinically defined as obese now exceeds 25%. Many children are obese and are developing type 2 diabetes at an alarming epidemic rate. 

Master Chef Canada Big D from Big D's House of Munch and Brampton Restaurant. Big D is the owner / operator of Big D's House of Munch! Brampton Guardian Newspaper and Mississauga Newspaper the Mississauga Gazette. Insauga.com and Khaled Iwamura in Mississ

The dramatic rise in obesity in the US has lead to an equally alarming increase in the percentage of the population who suffer from the metabolic syndrome. The metabolic syndrome is a clustering of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk factors, one of which involves insulin resistance characteristic in type 2 diabetes. It should be pointed out that obesity alone does not always lead to insulin resistance as some individuals who are obese do not experience insulin resistance and conversely, some individuals who manifest insulin resistance are not obese.

Is diabetes serious?

Yes. Diabetes is a life-long condition. High blood glucose levels over a long period of time can cause blindness, heart disease, kidney problems, amputations, nerve damage, and erectile dysfunction. Good diabetes care and management can delay or prevent the onset of these complications.

The good news

You can live a long and healthy life by keeping your blood glucose levels in your target range. You can do this by:

1. Eating healthy meals
2. Being physically active regularly
3. Taking diabetes medication, including insulin

Things you should know about insulin
When insulin was first discovered and made available for people with diabetes, there was only one kind of short-acting insulin. This required several injections a day. As time went on, new insulins were developed that lasted longer, requiring fewer injections, but requiring strict attention to timing of meals.

This gives more flexibility in the number and timing of injections, making it easier to maintain target blood glucose levels, based on your lifestyle. One to four injections a day may be suggested to you for optimal control of your blood glucose.

Are there any precautions before changing over to insulin?

Before considering a move to insulin it is worth examining all the option with regard to combination therapy. Diet should be optimised and the benefit of exercise discussed. It is important to be aware of the possibility of weight gain and of the need to maintain weight neutral especially if already obese.

 

'Big D' Danny Raposo
President of Big D's House of Munch
& Food Writer
Mississauga Gazette

bigdshouseofmunch@gmail.com

Big D's House of munch from MasterChef Canada television show Mississauga Restaurant & Brampton food truck with the Mississauga news paper the Mississauga Gazette which reports on Mississauga news with mayor Bonnie Crombie and Kevin J Johnston. Big D Dann

Mississauga Gazette
9-6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
Suite 404 Mississauga, Ontario  L5N2V7
289.997.6545
www.MississaugaGazette.com

Brampton Restaurant Danny Raposo from Big D's House of Munch - Mississauga Newspaper the Mississauga Gazette and Brampton Guardian with Insauga.com and Khaled Iwamura and Kevin J. Johnston from Ward 9

Mississauga Gazette - Mississauga's Independent Voice

Mississauga Gazette - News - Editorials - Entertainment - Mississauga Business Listings - Brampton Business Listings

Tag(s): 'Big D' Danny Raposo