Diabetes is a new cause of death, with cancer leading the way, and people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk

What is the ultimate outcome of poor diabetes control? What is the chief cause of death?

I believe most people will say that the biggest harm of diabetes is to cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, which is also the first cause of death of diabetic people.

However, according to the latest Lancet report published in 2021, cancer has become the number one cause of death among diabetics in the UK and other countries, and this is a major trend in the future.

The cause is closely related to the disorders and disorders of the most basic glucose and lipid metabolism of the body. All tissues and organs not only cannot normally complete their physiological activities, but also will be damaged and mutated, eventually leading to the occurrence of cancer. One of the most obvious and damaging factors is being exposed to high levels of insulin.

People with diabetes may wonder: isn’t diabetes caused by insufficient insulin production? Why is there such a thing as high insulin?

Little imagine, almost all people with diabetes have insulin resistance phenomenon, simply is the normal insulin cannot enter cells play a role stranded in the blood, even if insufficient insulin secretion, also makes the body high insulin levels, the performance of the most common is a person with diabetes are overweight, obesity, especially big the centrality of belly fat.

Studies have confirmed that: thyroid, ovarian, breast, bladder, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and other cancers are closely related to diabetes mellitus; It also leads to a less effective treatment of cancer and a worse prognosis than the average person’s cancer.

Therefore, for people with diabetes, we should not only prevent and delay the occurrence of complications such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, uremia, renal failure and blindness, but also pay attention to the prevention and treatment of cancer, so as to achieve prevention first, early detection, early diagnosis and early treatment.

So, how to do cancer prevention?

The most effective measure is to control blood glucose, especially postprandial blood glucose. Only good blood glucose control can improve the level of islet in the body. We should know that the mechanism of insulin secretion in the body is initiated and regulated by the level of blood sugar. According to a 2015 study published in Obesity and Metabolism, a 60 percent increase in blood sugar after a meal was associated with a 500 percent rise in insulin levels. Therefore, only by keeping blood sugar at a low level can insulin secretion make the best use of its resources and avoid the occurrence of high insulin.

Since blood glucose, especially postprandial blood glucose, mainly comes from three meals a day, and carbohydrates in the three meals are the most important, it is the most direct and effective measure to strictly control the total intake of carbohydrates throughout the day. At present, the Mediterranean diet, Shu diet, that is, on the basis of strict control and as far as possible to reduce the carbohydrate food, through the increase of high quality protein, fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure that the body to obtain enough calories.

Moreover, more and more practice has proved that strict restriction of carbohydrate also plays an important role in preventing and treating various complications of diabetes. People with diabetes should follow this principle to gradually reduce the amount of carbohydrates-rich food, some experts put forward to achieve a daily carbohydrate intake of no more than 50 grams, of course, while paying attention to protein, fat and other intake.

In short, no matter from the basic treatment of diabetes or the prevention and treatment of diabetes complications including cancer, good control of blood sugar is the most basic requirement. People with diabetes must not take it lightly, especially those who are overweight or obese, should take prevention as early as possible, with the first goal of losing weight as soon as possible.

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