Specific Diet And Exercise And How It May Be Helpful Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes

1759 Words Jun 30th, 2015 8 Pages
My report is about specific diet and exercise and how it may be helpful in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. In this report I will give opinions from different sources to support both sides of my question, that either diet and exercise is helpful to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, or it isn’t helpful at all.
Type 2 diabetes has become an overwhelming problem in New Zealand, the main reason being weight gain and lack of physical activity to balance it out. Treatment for Type 2 diabetes is expensive, and as more people develop this disease the government’s treatment costs go up. Diabetes New Zealand president Chris Baty said the latest figures, from 2008, showed the cost of Type two diabetes was $600 million per year. By 2021, she said the health costs were predicted to inflate to more than $1 billion a year. The cost to our communities is not only counted in medical treatment costs, but also in lost income as people are less able to work, and in emotional costs to families and the community.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where some cells of your body, specifically muscle, fat, and liver cells, stop taking in glucose as effectively as others. In order to produce energy and do activities, our body needs to get glucose into these cells of the body. To do this, insulin is required. Insulin acts as a sort of ‘key’ into a body cell, allowing the glucose to gain access into the cell.

In Type 2 diabetes, poor insulin function results in the person having high blood sugar…

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