We often think the main cause of diabetes is due to overweight or hereditary factors. Actually, there are 13 main causes of diabetes which cause it’s getting contagious. Continue reading because you might have adopted one of the factors that can lead to diabetes.


1. Intake of sugar and food / drinks high sugar

It can not be denied intake of sugar can cause diabetes. However, it is not necessarily sugar alone. It also includes honey, raisin, sweets, pastries, bananas, dates and red wine, which foods have a high glycemic index. All these foods contain sugar that is released quickly into the blood. It’s called “fast-releasing”. Most drinks in supermarkets have sweetened with glucose or corn syrup with a high fructose. Not directly can not take all this food, but the amount should be monitored.

2. Acquisition “refined carbs” that many

This includes bread, cereal, pastries, pasta and white rice that much. The process of obtaining “Refined carbs” have reduced minerals such as chromium.
3. Activities

Individuals who do not actively exercise, do not exercise can be at risk for overweight and diabetes.
4. Chronic stress and inadequate sleep time

When we are depressed or stressed, it will increase cortisol. This leads to insulin can not be used in the body.
5. The increase in size in the central part of the body ( stomach)

Excess sugar in the blood is “dumped” by insulin in the liver, which then turned into fat. These fats are easily stored around the middle. If you notice that the circumference of your plate size is increasing, it indicates a bad omen.
6. smoking

People who smoke are at risk for diabetes

7. Not taking enough fruits and vegetables

Individuals who consumed less vegetables and fruits can be at risk for diabetes.

8. Do not take fish in the diet

Intake of fish less cause less Omega 3 in the body. This is because fish oil can help to protect us from diabetes

9. Do not take supplements

Many think that taking supplements is wasteful. But in the book Say No To diabetes, said retrieval supplements can reduce the risk of diabetes.

10. Taking drugs

Many are not aware, taking drugs can actually increase the risk of diabetes. It includes a “corticosteroid drugs”. Medicine “Corticosteriod” usually to reduce inflammation as it works to reduce the swelling of the airways in the lungs. These drugs are often given to patients with asthma and arthritis. Intake over a long period can disrupt the balance of hormones and adrenal cortisol which is a hormone that has to do with blood sugar control. Thiazide diuretic that is used for high blood pressure may also increase the risk for diabetes

11. Family history

If a member of your family has a history of diabetes, your risk for having diabetes is high. If your mother has type 2 diabetes, you have a 40% chance to have diabetes and if both your parents have diabetes, your risk is 80%. However, diabetes can be turned around, I mean, can return to normal

12. Age

Can not be denied, as we age, the higher the risk for developing diabetes. However, it is not because of age, you get diabetes. This is because young people already there who can diabetes.

13. Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance occurs when the structure of the cell membrane was damaged and the cause resepto insulin becomes less sensitive to insulin. Insulin can stimulate glucose opening path again. Glucose can not enter cells to be used will be bounced back into the bloodstream and cause blood sugar concentrations to rise and eventually lead to diabetes. Effects of insulin resistance may contribute to the “metabolic syndrome”. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster that comes together and increase the risk of diabetes as well as heart problems and stroke.

How To Care For Diabetic Foot

Make checks foot 

Your feet should be checked every day.If there are traces of claws, boils, swelling or fracture immediately take care to avoid complications worsen.One way to check is to use a mirror foot. Place the mirror on the floor and you can see if there are injuries in the feet.

Keep foot Clean 

Among the most important is the gap between the toes. Ensure there are no sores and rub the medicine in the toes. You need to clean to prevent bacteria accumulating there .Use soap that is not acidic cleaners to reduce erosion of the skin.While cleaning the feet, use warm water and wipe with a dry towel and gently clean. After that, you can wear lotion to prevent dry skin.

Avoid skin of the foot becomes dry and rough

For this you can use a moisturizer or lotion such as herbal blend to soften the skin. You will feel dry itchy skin, and start scratching that can hurt the foot skin.

Be careful when cutting nails

Seek help from family members or those who do not have vision problems to prevent accidental cutting. During the cut, not too deep and round. Make a straight cut, and use the nail clippers so your nails do not become sharp.

Always wear socks and shoes

Sharp material that is in the floor can cause your feet hurt. For that you suggest always wearing socks and shoes while inside and outside the home. Look for socks and shoes are not too tight to cause discomfort in your feet.

Be careful playing with pet

Pets such as cats are spoiled when we stroked their fur. sometimes they will scratch when we stepped on the tail or · the pad while holding them also takes longer to heal.

Get immediate medical attention if the wound continues

Consult your doctor immediately if your wound does not heal well. Do not wait until the wound is severe to go to the hospital. Early treatment can reduce complications from worsening.

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