The real causes of diabetes are not very clear. There exist different causes for different types of diabetes. You can get the required info in the following paragraphs.
In type 1 diabetes, the most probable causes of diabetes are due to a viral infection, towards which our body gives an immune response. During this immune response, the beta cells of pancreas, which produces the insulin, are being destroyed. And, in this way, your pancreas is not able anymore to produce insulin. As a result, there is a lack of insulin production, also known as type 1 diabetes.
In type 2 diabetes, there are two major categories of possible causes:
These causes are called “not controllable” , because you cannot do much to eliminate them. But, what you can do, is to prevent their effect on your body. The main causes that you cannot control are:
So, if your parents, nearly relatives, brother, sister, grandparents, do have type 2 diabetes, you and your children may be probably at risk of having it too.
During the passing of time, as our body's cells function and vitality decreases, the same thing happens even for the insulin producing cells. So this explains why type 2 diabetes is often appeared in people >60 years old, 10-15%.
It is true, that in our days, more younger people under 60-es,3-5% , have type 2 diabetes. Probably, this might happen because of many “controllable factors” toward which they don't pay attention and abuse.
These causes, actually, are also referred as risk factors, which, with some afford, you can avoid their effect on your body. As a result, you can have a reduced chance for getting diabetes and you might live much more healthier. Here you can learn about some secondary type 2 diabetes causes of.
So, if you are overweight, and also have type 2 diabetes, lowering weight may help you to beat diabetes due to decrease of the insulin resistance.
Due to the high blood sugar levels, there can be different severe complications, such as heart disease. Also being overweight or obese person, lead you to an unhealthy life.
So, just few minutes simple exercises every day, can help you put away some excessed weigh and lower your high blood sugar level.
There are many internal sources of sugar, i.e. Our body produces itself sugar from sugar deposits. But external sugar intake helps our body to work properly. So, it is necessary to have a balance of what we eat and what our body produces itself.
Foods to take without fear are fruits, vegetables, natural yogurt. Limit as much as you can cookies, cakes, sugary fruits and juices. More original, more healthier, and this helps you to know more info on the causes of diabetes.
Although, drinking small amounts of alcohol, lead to increased levels of HDL cholesterol, if you make the balance of goods and bads of it, you can have more bad result than good.
This leads to increased blood sugar levels and diabetes. Some simple stress-reduction techniques and mood optimization techniques help you keeping away from diabetes.
We have talked and discussed alot of info regarding the causes of diabetes. There is not much we can do to change primary causes of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes because it's not upon us.
But we can do a lot on type 2 secondary diabetes causes, starting from smoking cessation, stop drinking alcohol, losing weight wiith some simple daily exercises.
Just take in consideration all these info regarding the causes of diabetes. You will need a strong determination and well self-training will to have a healthy lifestyle. I know we are humans, and this is difficult for us, even if we know all these info of diabetes causes.
Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Last reviewed 01/24/2021