It is difficult to pinpoint and say what exactly causes diabetes, but the different ways by which one can get diabetes are as follows.

There are two types of diabetics

Type I Diabetes

Type II Diabetes

These types of diabetes are explained as follows

Type I Diabetes

This type of diabetes is less common in people and is said to affect only 3-5% of the people.The causes of this diabetes maybe either genetic, poor diet habits or environmental. This diabetes causes is because there is a of abnormal secretion of hormones in our blood. Example- Adrenocortical, Adrenaline and Thyroid hormones.

Type II Diabetes

Also called as non insulin-dependent diabetes, this type of diabetes is more common type of diabetes found in 90-95% of the people. This type of diabetes is mostly found in people caused due to obesity, age or have a genetic trait of diabeties in the family.

Causes of Diabetes

  • Inherited or Hereditary: It is commonly known that people whose parents have diabetic history can also contract diabetics, or if someone in the family generations have diabetes. This comes from the blood relationships of the child born.
  • Age: As men and women get older, chances of being diabetic increases, this is common in people who are above the age of 50. This cause of diabetes is very common and dangerous as well as diabetes can hinder other treatments and diseases you might get as you get older.
  • Diet habits: Poor food habits are a major cause of diabetes in the younger generation. This along with malnutrition, high intake of junk food are very much a cause of worry with diabetics. Make sure you have a diabetes diet plan to prevent this.
  • Lifestyle: again a cause of diabetes in young people and IT professionals who spend a lot of time indoors without exercise and sendentary work.
  • Stress and Tensions: This is not only  bad for your health, it also causes diabetes. Changes in cortiosteroid or ACTH is a sign of diabetes.
  • Obesity: apart from being a health problem, it also gives you diabetes.
  • Drugs and Medicines: Certain type of medicines and clinical drugs are known to induce diabetes.

admin on March 16th 2009 in General