Three out of every 100 Colombians suffer from diabetes, According to the data of the Ministry of Health. The disease is considered the ninth cause of death by the World Health Organization (WHO). In general, when this condition is not controlled in time, it leads to serious problems such as stroke and even amputation of the lower limbs.
However, there are two types of diabetes: Type 1, which occurs when the pancreas doesn’t secrete enough insulin, and Type 2, which occurs when the body doesn’t use blood sugar properly. precisely in relation to this last type european association for the study of diabetesbetter known by its acronym EASD presented a study in which demonstrated that an intensive weight loss program can reverse the disease.
In this analysis, the body mass index (BMI) of each participant was taken into account 15% of diagnoses of type 2 diabetes occur in people of normal weight (between 19.5 and 24.9 BMI). When this index is more than 30, the chances of suffering from the disease are high.
Altogether 20 people (among men and women) diagnosed with the disease underwent a rigorous weight loss program, which they achieved success. Losing body weight between 10 and 15.
participants They consumed 800 calories a day for two weeks from low-calorie soups and smoothies and non-starchy vegetables. After that he kept his weight stable for the next 4-6 weeks. so they are done The Three Rounds of This Diet Cycle and weight maintenance.
Of 20 participants with type 2 diabetes, 70% (14 of them) managed to reverse the disease, a similar proportion to previous studies that included people with type 2 diabetes who were overweight or obese, the study details.
In this case, the average weight loss was 7.7 kg, 10.7% of the initial weight. Additionally, the average BMI fell from 24.8 to 22.5 and Total body fat decreased from an average of 32.1% to 27.7%,
Thus, the scientists determined that type 2 diabetes is caused in people of normal weight by the same factors as in people who are overweight or obese.
Top Foods to Prevent It
To keep track of diabetes, it is important to consider nutrition. For this reason, the United States National Institutes of Health lists Some foods, which can prevent diabetes due to their compounds And, keep blood glucose levels in check if you already have:
1. Orange: It is one of the healthiest fruits that can be included in the regular diet for diabetes. In addition, they may help control or reduce weight, one of the risk factors for diabetes.
2. Curd: research published in the journal nature communication concluded that consuming plain yogurt may provide benefits in reducing the risk of diabetes. Research was carried out at Université Laval and Danone Nutricia, and it was concluded that this food may be suited to help people who are already suffering from the disease or prevent it from being triggered in those who have it. Don’t have it.
3 eggs: Consuming eggs regularly can help prevent heart disease. In addition, insulin sensitivity improves and levels of good cholesterol increase.
4. Broccoli: It is one of the most recommended foods for diabetics. In fact, It is believed that they should consume this vegetable in large quantities every day. Not only does it help control glucose, but it also improves overall health. It is rich in vitamins A and C, which also improve the immune system.
5. Avena: One of the benefits of oats is to help lower blood sugar and because of its fiber and phytochemical content, this grain contributes to the prevention and control of heart disease, diabetes, regulation of blood pressure, weight control and gastrointestinal health, Salud180 says.