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World Diabetes Day: 9 Surprising Reasons That Could Lead To Diabetes You Never Knew!

By: Chandana Rao

As humans, we are all different and we come with varied interests and tastes; however, there is one thing that every human has in common - the desire to be blessed with good health!

Imagine this, you have managed to attain most things you aimed for in life, a sound education, a good job, a happy family, etc.; however, if you have been suffering from a disease which is taking a toll on you, then the other comforts of life cannot be enjoyed!

Even with a minor headache, if you go out with your friends, you may not be able to have a good time, so imagine how it would be if you were suffering from a serious disease which is extremely hard to treat!

causes for diabetes

Now, there are some diseases which can be treated and cured by doctors, even if they seem very major, like pneumonia, viral flu, etc.

However, a few other diseases like diabetes, dementia, etc., cannot be cured, but their symptoms can be kept under control with the help of certain treatments and healthy lifestyle changes.

As we may be aware, diabetes is a serious metabolic disease which usually affects people above the age of 50, regardless of gender.

The fact about diabetes is that this disease can only be treated and controlled, but it can never be cured.

Diabetes can be described as a condition in which the blood sugar levels become very high, as the body does not produce enough insulin, resulting in a number of negative symptoms.

Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include, weight loss, frequent urination, lowered immunity, fatigue, lowered blood clotting capacity, etc.

So, here are a few reasons that could lead to diabetes which you may not have known.

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1. Avoiding Coffee

Yes! As surprising as this may sound, a recent study conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School, has found that people who consumed coffee on a regular basis have a 33% lesser chance of developing diabetes, as certain components of coffee can lower insulin resistance in the body.

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2. Lack Of Probiotics In The Diet

Probiotics are nutrients which aid the growth of healthy bacteria in the body and are found in foods like curd and yoghurt. The lack of probiotics in the diet can cause inflammation in the gut which in turn causes insulin resistance, eventually leading to diabetes.

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3. Eating From Plastic Containers

Eating and consuming drinks from plastic containers can also increase the risk of diabetes, as certain chemicals used to manufacture these containers can trigger insulin resistance and hypertension, thus leading to diabetes.

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4. Lack Of Sun Exposure

If you are someone who lives in a cold country or does not get out of the house much to feel some sunlight, you could be putting yourself at the risk of diabetes, as lack of sun exposure can cause vitamin D deficiency, which is also one of the factors that lead to diabetes.

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5. Desk Jobs

If you have a desk job which requires you to be sedentary for hours, or if you do not indulge in physical activities a lot, it could lead to the accumulation of belly fat and belly fat is also one of the common causes for diabetes.

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6. Skipping Breakfast

If you have a busy lifestyle and you tend to skip breakfast on a regular basis, you are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as going hungry for a long time in the mornings can disrupt the insulin levels in your body

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7. Dehydration

If you are someone who is not in the habit of drinking enough water, your body could experience dehydration. Dehydration causes hyperglycemia, in which the sugar content in your body becomes more concentrated, thus causing diabetes.

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8. Certain Perfumes

If you are someone who uses perfumes, colognes, room-fresheners, etc., on a regular basis, you could be at the risk of diabetes, as these products contain certain chemicals that disturb the insulin balance and cause diabetes.

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9. Contaminated Meat

Certain types of red meat that you consume outside can contain pesticides and other chemicals used to clean the meat, which cause hyperglycemia, eventually leading to diabetes.

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Story first published: Monday, November 13, 2017, 15:06 [IST]
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