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"Diabetes" - why do so many have it?

So the other day we spoke of the benefits of eating "broccoli" everyday. Well, today let's continue on. I know some people don't like eating veggie, but people with type 2 diabetes could greatly benefits from raw broccoli.

Okay . . . let's break it down.

As we know . .. "diabetes" is a disease in which blood glucose or blood sugar levels are "too" high. We've spoken of this before. With glucose coming from the food we eat.

Now . . . "Insulin" is a hormone that helps the glucose get into the cells to give them energy. Insulin is our sugar "regulator".

Okay . . . so where does this "insulin" come from?

That would be the "pancreas", which is located behind the stomach.

Now . . . we know without insulin, the cells can't get enough energy from the food we eat. At this time, the body's immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the "pancreas". The beta cells become damaged and over time . . . the pancreas stops producing enough insulin to meet the body's needs. This is type 1 diabetes.

With type 2 diabetes being more common . . . the difference is this:

Type 1 - the body "doesn't" produce insulin due to a "damaged" pancreas

Type 2 - the body "does" produces insulin, but doesn't "respond" to insulin as well as it should

So known as the common "lifestyle disease", Diabetes is associated with high blood pressure, an excess of sugar and the inability to heal properly which can cause anxious, fatigue and weakness, frequent urination, increased thirst, always feeling hungry, blurry vision, patches of dark skin, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands or feet and even becoming incoherent.

Science says . . . chronic inflammation of the pancreas can damage the cells that produce insulin. And that pancreatitis and type 2 diabetes share some of the same risk factors.