Why Diabetes Patients Face Drastic Weight Loss
Drastic weight loss is one of the common symptoms diabetes patients experience before the occurrence of other more complicated diabetes-related health complications. The rate of weight loss can be surprisingly fast even though the patient does not go to any gym or weight loss exercise.
When a diabetic patient realizes his waist line getting smaller, he might think that could be the result of the change of diet and he mistakenly assumes that is a positive sign that his body is becoming healthier and fitter. This misconception can be fatal!
Type 2 Diabetes
This kind of drastic weight loss is usually experienced by people who are having Type 2 Diabetes which is also known as insulin Resistance. At the early stage of Type 2 Diabetes, the patient should experience frequent thirst and urination. Then the patient will also experience frequent tiredness and hunger, even though he has enough sleep and takes proper meals with a sufficient amount of carbohydrates.
Frequent thirst and urination are the direct results of the elevated glucose level in the blood which increases osmotic pressure in the blood that “sucks” the water away from the body cells. This process is known as dehydration.
When someone is suffering from insulin Resistance, there is enough insulin produced by the pancreas to cope with the glucose surge after a meal. But the problem is that the insulin cannot be effectively utilized by the insulin receptors on the cell membrane to open up the glucose channels that allow the glucose molecules to enter the cells to be used for energy production.
Blood sugar level remains high
And when the glucose cannot enter the cells, it bounces back into the bloodstream and that is why the blood sugar level remains high even a few hours after the meal. And these unused glucose molecules will be excreted from the body through urine. This means that the food you eat will be wasted in the toilet bowl!
When the cells do not get the glucose required for energy production, they will send out the signals of tiredness and hunger to the master hoping that he will take in more food. If the owner of the body cannot withstand the hunger and eat to quench the hunger, he will only push the blood glucose level even higher. Long-term exposure to high blood glucose will result in the thickening of the artery wall and the blockage of fluid exchange passages.
It is fine of lipolysis happens gradually, but if this process is called up on a continuous basis, it will burn away the stored fat in a rapid rate and releases those toxins (that are hidden in the fat over the year ) into the bloodstream. This is the beginning of the domino effect of organs failure where one organ fails after another which will eventually take away the patient’s life in a painful way