Type 2 Diabetes Is Becoming More Common in Asia and Latin
Type 2 diabetes has become a global phenomenon now. It is usually observed that
over weight people are at a greater risk of developing this disease. Previously, only the older and
wealthier people in United States had diabetes but since the introduction of fast food, television,
video games and cars in the developing countries, people belonging to regions like Asia or Latin
America have also started contracting this condition.
In diabetes, the body becomes insulin resistant. Due to an illness or exposure
to environmental toxins, the liver and muscle cells shut down their sugar receptors to protect
themselves from free radicals. Then pancreas produces even more insulin to bring down the
unconsumed levels of sugar in the blood. This results in the cells becoming more resistant to the
extra free oxygen radicals that are produced due to burning sugar. This makes the body further
resistant to insulin, which remains unused in the body and starts to store fat leading to weight
gain in people.
Asians or Latin
Americans develop diabetes from the initial stages faster
It has been observed that Asians or Latin Americans develop diabetes from the
initial stages faster than people of other ethnic groups. Even if they are not overweight, their
blood sugar levels would be higher. The problem is that many Asians and Latin Americans have genes
that make them prone to weight gain especially in the belly area, which leads to high blood
pressure and high sugar levels. It does not matter that they are thin in the rest of their body.
Various problems are caused by the adipose tissue accumulation around the waist.
Thus, people of Asian and Latin American descent need to be extra vigilant of
getting diabetes. It is essential for them to get a type 2 screening whenever possible. A lifetime
of medical problems can be avoided with an early detection of this disease.