Much is said about the relationship between diabetes and obesity. So much so that one speaks of a new term known as diabesity. This is considered the pandemic of the century, so it is important and interesting to know what it is and how it can affect health.
While diabetes and obesity are two different diseases, have common issues that affect the quality of life of the sufferer. Therefore, they are diseases that necessarily deserves attention.
So much so that, talking about a new concept considered the pandemic of the century, diabesity.
What is diabesity?
Diabesity is a condition associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are more than 43 million children under age 5 are overweight worldwide. Moreover, type 2 diabetes is one of the most frequent complications of child and adolescent obesity. According to international organizations both pathologies grow in parallel and trigger other risk factors that compromise health in increasingly younger populations.
This association is regarded worldwide as a public health problem. Between the two diseases a dangerous relationship occurs. Those who are obese have high chances of developing diabetes, and those not adequately controlled diabetics have high chances of developing obesity. In both cases separated may affect the quality of life, and even more if both diseases are associated in diabesity.
Adipose tissue produces substances that affect the pancreas, which accelerates the damage in specific cells of insulin secretion. This in turn deepens increased adipose tissue (Excess glucose is transferred to the liver and fat becomes deposited in the tissues).
From this process various health complications occur.
How diabesity affect health?
Increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases begin at an early age, increasing the likelihood of developing diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
Increased kidney problems. Both diabetes and obesity cause damage to the various vessels of the renal system. Therefore, the association of these two conditions causing this damage accelerates renal failure.
Thyroid problems. The thyroid is a gland which regulates metabolism of both carbohydrates and fat, so obesity and diabetes is associated with possible thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism. This condition, unfortunately, has also grown in recent decades.
liver problems. The liver as a detoxifying body tries to eliminate toxins from the body. If an internal imbalance this function may fail and begin to deposit fat in the liver occurs; causing fatty liver, hepatic steatosis or cirrhosis.
Visual problems. Poorly treated or controlled diabetes affects the entire nervous and vascular system, which can cause vision problems, can even lead to blindness.
To this point it is considered important diabesity that is reducing life expectancy of millions of people worldwide. This epidemic is growing at an alarming rate and figures so indicate.
It is believed that by 2015 around 700 million people suffer from obesity in the world and about 380 million have diabetes in 2025. These figures are very alarming, so remember that you can take early preventive measures, making diet form , doing exercise and being example for other members of your family.