According to a new study, long-term exposure to toxins generated by specific bacteria may lead to type 2 diabetes. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). They found that mice exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide for several weeks developed many of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes including increased blood sugar, insulin resistance, and obesity. The team also observed changes in the composition of their gut bacteria which may have played a role in causing the disease.
Diabetes is caused by defects in insulin production or its use by body cells. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and type 2. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce any insulin. With type 2 diabetes, even though the body still produces some insulin, it fails to use it properly resulting in rising blood sugars. Around half of all cases of diabetes are type 2. Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese, having a family history of the disease, age, ethnicity, gender, low physical activity, smoking, and stress.
Toxins can be natural substances such as pesticides or herbicides, or they can be man-made chemicals such as those found in cleaning products or vehicle emissions.
According to one study, there may be a link between bacteria in various regions of the body and type 2 diabetes. The bacteria in our stomachs may have a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Toxins not only cause weight gain, which affects our hormones and insulin levels, but they also alter our metabolism and our bodies' ability to maintain proper blood sugar levels, eventually leading to diabetes (8). Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are also common among those who practice juicing because it is used as a way to lose or maintain weight. There have been reports of people losing large amounts of weight through juicing but then entering into a coma-like state after consuming many layers of organic vegetables.
Those who practice detoxification diets like the Master Cleanse use extreme measures to cleanse their systems by drinking only fresh juice with no additives for 30 days. The lack of food while in this state causes your body to go into survival mode and store any excess fat or remove toxic substances from your organs so you can survive. During this time, you cannot lose weight because you do not have any energy to exercise or eat anything else. Once you start eating again you hit the gas pedal and burn all that stored fat.
Detoxification diets are not recommended because they can lead to severe nutritional deficiencies and damage to your internal organs. However, eating little to no solid food for several days at a time does allow for your body to clean itself out and gives you time to relax and not worry about what you are eating or not eating.
The longer you have diabetes and the worse your blood sugar management is, the more likely you are to have problems.... Among the possible problems are:
Type 2 diabetes is caused largely by two interconnected problems: cells in muscle, fat, and the liver become insulin resistance. These cells do not take up enough sugar because they do not interact normally with insulin. The pancreas is unable to generate enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control. This leaves you more likely to get sick, lose teeth, and experience skin problems.
There are several factors that can lead to insulin resistance including age, obesity, and a family history of diabetes. Other possible causes include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), depression, and alcohol abuse. Type 1 diabetes results from the body's failure to produce any insulin, which leads to high levels of glucose in the blood. The cause of this lack of insulin production is still unknown but it may be due to genetics or environment factors such as viruses or metals.
Diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems if left untreated. People with poorly controlled diabetes are at increased risk for serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations, kidney disease, and nerve damage. Diabetes also increases your risk of falling down stairs, accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
The only cure for diabetes is replacement of lost tissue with new tissue. This can be achieved by either insulin therapy or transplantation of pancreatic tissue.