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By Sheri R. Colberg, Leonel Villa-Caballero

An necessary addition to the diabetes self-care shelf, Diabetes? No Problema is written expressly for the hundreds of thousands of Latinos who've or are in danger for diabetes and its issues. prime diabetes experts Drs. Colberg and Villa-Caballero current every little thing Latinos want to know to appreciate and deal with their condition.Topics comprise nutritional differences to assist keep an eye on diabetes, universal traps and pitfalls, and daily tips on how to successfully deal with the illness. With inspirational tales of diabetic Latinos who've effectively conquered their , Diabetes? No Problema is the main obtainable, crucial advisor for each Latino with, or in danger for, diabetes.

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In laboratory tests isolated fat cells respond normally to insulin even when they come from insulin-resistant donors. Excess body fat can’t be the sole problem if the same fat cells that are insulin resistant in a person’s body are perfectly receptive to insulin when removed from the body and tested in a lab. What’s likely is that a sedentary lifestyle contributes more to insulin resistance and diabetes onset than body fat. Both your fat and muscle cells become more responsive to insulin when you do regular aerobic exercise—whether you lose any weight or not— even though both types of cells can contribute heavily to insulin resistance.

Going on a diet to lose weight, however, is not the best long-term solution to managing your body weight or reducing your diabetes risk. Why? Dieting does not work for most people. It becomes progressively harder to lose weight the longer you stay on a diet (thus making it harder for you to stay motivated to follow it); consequently, many people give up after a while. 28 Diabetes? No Problema! However, the real problem with dieting is that you are not likely to keep off any weight that you do lose.

Remember that visceral (intra-abdominal) body fat mentioned at the beginning of this chapter? As already noted, all body fat is not harmful. But where you store your excess fat may have some im- Understanding Body Fat, Fitness, and Diabetes 25 portance, regardless of how much you have. Recent studies have shown that people who store more fat subcutaneously—in fat cells right under the surface of the skin—are actually more insulin sensitive and better off, metabolically speaking, than those who store fat within the abdominal cavity.

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