SELECTED PRESS RELEASE:
1/30/2012 2:07:00 PM EST
|Visalus and Diabetes
VISIT WEBSITE (learn more)
Visalus Helps With Diabetes
By taking the "Body by Vi" 90 Day Challenge, hundreds of people have improved the control of thier diabetes. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2006. This ranking is based on the 72,507 death certificates in 2006 in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. According to death certificate reports, diabetes contributed to a total of 233,619 deaths in 2005.
Diabetes and Health Risks
Diabetes is caused by a problem in the way your body makes or uses insulin. Insulin is needed to move blood sugar (glucose) into cells, where it is stored and later used for energy.
When you have type 2 diabetes, the body does not respond correctly to insulin. This is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means that fat, liver, and muscle cells do not respond normally to insulin. As a result blood sugar does not get into cells to be stored for energy.
When sugar cannot enter cells, abnormally high levels of sugar build up in the blood. This is called hyperglycemia. High levels of blood sugar often trigger the pancreas to produce more and more insulin, but it not enough to keep up with the body's demand.
People who are overweight are more likely to have insulin resistance, because fat interferes with the body's ability to use insulin.
Type 2 diabetes usually occurs gradually. Most people with the disease are overweight at the time of diagnosis. However, type 2 diabetes can also develop in those who are thin, especially the elderly.
Family history and genetics play a large role in type 2 diabetes. Low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Other risk factors include:
-Age greater than 45 years
-HDL cholesterol of less than 35 mg/dL or triglyceride level of greater than 250 mg/dL
-High blood pressure
-History of gestational diabetes
-Previously identified impaired glucose tolerance by your doctor
-Race/ethnicity (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans all have high rates of diabetes)
Visalus or myself make no medical claims in any way however individual results my very. This information is taken directly and completely from the link listed.
BUSINESS OWNER COMMENTS:
** You need to be a member of IBOtoolbox to comment. Click Here to create free account.