Diabetes is one of the most common adult diseases of modern people, and it is commonly said that youngs are not its target. However, these days, generation 2030 are also not safe from diabetes. According to the data provided by National Health Insurance Service, the number of diabetic patients in their 20s increased 51.4% in five years from 19,781 in 2015 to 29,949 in 2019, and 30.8% in their 30s during the same period.
Experts cite westernized eating habits as the main cause for the surge in diabetics in the generation 2030. Biologically, Asians have a smaller and less functional pancreas, which is responsible for controlling sugar by secreting insulin, than Westerners. Therefore, the western diet, which mainly consumes sweet and fatty food, increases the risk of diabetes. In particular, consuming foods containing excessive amounts of sugar, so-called “sugar filling,” is prevalent among young people. This is said to reflect the tendency to relieve stress caused by studying, getting a job, and so on. However, we can find people eating excessively sweet foods often, even though there is no stress. These eating habits release people at risk for diabetes.
In order to prevent diabetes, you must avoid things that can cause rapid rise of blood sugar and overwhelm the body’s sugar control function. Therefore, the Dongguk Post recommends to avoid sugary and fatty foods, and instead eat a diet that considers the balance of nutrition such as dietary fiber. Also, since skipping breakfast and overeating after maintaining an empty stomach for a long time is a very difficult habit on the body, regular eating habits are also necessary. Diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be completely cured and must be managed for life. Therefore, we need to be alert and take care of our health.
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