Do you believe in luck? Some people believe most outcomes are the product of particular actions. Otherwise, it is a coincidence. Whereas others believe there is such a thing as luck – regardless of our doings, we may have good and bad things happened to us. Taken to a greater extent, some will believe we tend to be lucky or unlucky as a result.
When it comes to health wherever luck is involved or not, is often a hot topic for many people. Since it is an area vital for many of us, it will naturally raise the question of just how much influence we have on our well-being. Let us focus on this idea in regards to Type 2 diabetes since it is currently one of the most prevalent problems for middle-aged adults. Not to mention many people in this group are statistically vulnerable to the disease.
If you believe in luck, do you also think it is a factor in the development of Type 2 diabetes? Let us come up with an answer to this query …
Many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes attribute the development of their disease to misfortune. If this were true, then it would be because, despite their efforts to prevent the disease, this form of diabetes would have developed nonetheless.
Since we know some individuals are more prone to Type 2 diabetes than others, given uncontrollable factors like family history and ethnicity, we see the odds are different between people. Therefore, since vulnerability will vary between individuals, it is potentially impossible to rule out luck is not a factor. But the amount to which luck plays a role in the development of this form of diabetes requires clarification. As we have learned, Type 2 diabetes is very much a preventable disease. With a healthy lifestyle, the odds of being overweight and having high blood sugar levels can be minimized. Even with populations considered to be high risk; those ethnicities with Type 2 diabetes in their family can drastically lower their risk.
This means even if luck is a factor, it is likely a minimal one. Especially in comparison to more significant factors like …
- physical activity habits,
- lifestyle, and
- overall health.
Whether you believe in luck or not, it would be best to disregard the influence of this factor as there are more salient factors requiring your attention. Attributing it all to luck or fate would be poor judgment. It is cliché, but the best course of action is making your luck, by leveraging your opportunities.