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Hormonal Imbalance and How It Can Lead to Diabetes


Published September 4, 2018

Diabetes in people around the world has quadrupled from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Many attribute its development to poor lifestyle choices, most predominantly sugary diets. However, it is not only the way that you eat that should be of concern with regard to type 2 diabetes, but your hormones as well. The hormone involved in type 2 diabetes is insulin, which is supposed to carry glucose from your food to your cells to be used as an energy source. When this process fails, a condition called insulin resistance can occur, with the help of other imbalanced hormones at work. Insulin resistance is promoted by abnormally elevated levels of cortisol and growth hormone, while the regulation of blood sugar is made difficult by elevated level of thyroid hormones. Speaking to a physician about your hormone levels can be a preventative measure against diabetes, or an aid to taking better care of existing diabetic symptoms. Read more…

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