Diabetes and obesity
If you find yourself answering
yes to more than a few of these questions you probably are overweight.
1/ Do you have excessive fat around the neck?
2/ Do you have excessive fat in abdominal area, hips, thighs, upper arms, and shoulders?
3/ Do you have triangular fatty bulges in front of armpits when arms are placed against the body?
4/ Do you have stretch marks over hips, breasts, shoulders, thighs, abdomen or buttocks?
5/ Do you have a fat pad on the inside of your knees?
6/ Do you have a skin fold over the pubic area?
7/ Do you have excess skin on both sides of your chest?
8/ Do you have excessive fat accumulation on your breasts (men)?
9/ You never stop drinking water
10/ Your breath smells awful
11/ Your vision’s getting increasingly blurry
12/ Your cuts and bruises take forever to heal
The Relationship Between Obesity, Diabetes and the Heart
OIn fact, obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while recent research suggests that obese people are up to 80 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with a BMI of less than 22. If you weigh at least 20% more than your ideal weight, you are considered obese. To calculate your ideal weight, health professionals have suggested using your body mass index (BMI) as a rough indicator. If your BMI is 30 or above, you are considered obese.
How does diabetes affect your sex life?
Impact on women
Diabetes may impact a woman’s sexual health by damaging the nerves that can sense sexual stimulation.
– Damage caused by diabetes to the nerves can affect a woman’s ability to sense sexual stimulation and arousal. This can affect the release of vaginal lubricant, which may result in painful sex and reduced ability to experience an orgasm.
– When a woman who has diabetes goes through the menopause, she may experience sudden drops in her blood sugar levels. This may affect a woman’s sexual health because she may have to check her blood sugar before having sex.
– Women with diabetes are also more likely to experience infections, such as thrush, cystitis, and urinary tract infections. These can all impact the ability to have sexual intercourse.
Impact on men
Men with diabetes often have reduced testosterone levels, which can affect their sex drive. However, the main sexual health problem affecting men who have diabetes is an inability to achieve and, or, maintain an erection. According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, an estimated 50 percent of men who have had diabetes for 10 years experience erectile dysfunction (ED).
In order for a man to achieve an erection, significant blood flow to the penis is required. However, diabetes damages the blood vessels, which can affect blood flow to the penis. Diabetes can also lead to nerve damage that affects communication between a man’s penis and his brain. This may make it more difficult for him to maintain an erection.
Cut Sugar and Refined Carbs From Your Diet
Work Out Regularly
Drink Water as Your Primary Beverage
Lose Weight If You’re Overweight or Obese
Eat a High-Fiber Diet
Optimize Vitamin D Levels
Drink Coffee or Tea
Consider Taking These Natural Herbs
Measure the sugar level permanently