what is diabetes?

There are two types of diabetes, which consists of Type I and Type II. It is important to understand the distinction between the two and how both are treated.

Type 1 diabetes is commonly found in children and/or adolescents, but may also occur in adults. With type 1 diabetes, there is almost always a complete deficiency of insulin. As a result, the most common treatment is insulin injections, a lifestyle that consists of both diet and exercise and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels with the use of blood testing monitors. Patients who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can continue to enjoy a relatively normal life providing they continue with their treatment and take special care to follow their doctor’s instructions and/or recommendation. On this site there is much discussion of the alternatives. In all cases the alternative methods are comprehensively described as a basis of study. Because each patient is different, there will be many different approaches but there is no need to live with diabetes and although many of the more publicised methods involve stays in remote jungles or camps, which are very effective but not totally necessary.

With type 2 diabetes, an individual’s insulin level is usually either normal or sometimes even elevated, but is not deficient. This form of diabetes is believed to be more complicated than type 1, but ironically is easier to treat. Because insulin is still being produced inside the body, type 2 diabetes often goes undetected for years. Symptoms are milder and may even be sporadic, which often reduces the level of concern. The main problem with type 2 diabetes going unnoticed is the potential for serious complications, including renal failure and coronary artery disease. The initial treatment phase of type 2 diabetes will include a lifestyle adjustment to feature increased physical activity and a diet that is geared toward weight loss. The next step along the medical path, will be medication and possibly insulin therapy. The alternative path suggests a slightly more detailed lifestyle change to reverse the diabetes completely.

Both types of diabetes require that the patient maintain normal blood glucose levels in an effort to reduce the possibility of organ damage, including eyesight, kidney, blood circulation, etc. In order for this to occur, patients must carefully monitor their food intake and make sure to participate in regular exercise, all the while continuing to monitor their blood glucose level.

It is now 2013 and there are many known methods of reversing diabetes. An analysis of the various chronicled methods which have been successful shows that diabetes is best treated through patient education, nutrition, self awareness and dramatic lifestyle change for short periods. Patients are often urged to be aware of other symptoms that may indicate complications arising from diabetes. So reversing diabetes is a ticket to a long and healthy life as many of these complications will disappear along with the diabetes.

The specifics and results of the studies including one marvellous film basically prove that diabetes is not a disease but a nutritional disorder and further that it is directly related to lifestyle. Discussion of this factor will be found later in the website.

Article 2 Type one diabetes.
Type one diabetes is far less common than type two diabetes and it will affect younger individuals. It is mostly found in people under the age of 40 and over the age of fourteen. There are people who have been diagnosed with it after forty but it is very rare. Diabetes is a serious issue and type one is the worst. It is associated with the lack of insulin. It is a dysfunction of the pancreas where it will just stop making insulin in the amount the body needs to maintain a normal level of glucose in the blood. Many people who have type one diabetes will have symptoms of hyperglycemia.

Hyperglycemia is where your glucose is too high in the blood. Meaning your blood sugar is too high. The common symptoms of hyperglycemia or diabetes type one is frequent hunger, frequent urinating, and frequent thirst. You will also experience blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss, your healing power will be low (meaning it will take you a long time to heal a wound or cut), dry mouth, dry or itchy skin, and you could have impotence for males. Your immune system will become weak and you will be able to pick up infection easily.

The reason why you are always hungry is because your body can not use glucose as an energy source. It is also, why you tire out easily. Since the body can not absorb sugar or glucose into the blood cells you will release it through frequent trips to the bathroom. Since you make many trips a day to the bathroom, your body realises that it is losing excess water and that ís why you will become thirsty. When it comes to the symptoms, you may experience them all together or it may take some time for your body to go through the process. Most likely though it will be gradual.

The changes of developing type one diabetes is 3.7 to 20 per 100, 000. Over 700,000 Americans have type one diabetes, which adds up to be about ten percent of the total population that has the disorder. It is more common to have type two diabetes. The reason why people develop the disorder is because an autoimmune disorder. The body will start to see it ís own tissue as a foreign object and then it destroys the body’s ability to make insulin. It has been rumoured to be a cause from the mumps, rubella, measles, influenza, polio, or other viruses. That ís why it is very common in young children because those epidemics affect younger children more often than older adults. Diabetes is not genetic. You may simply have the disorder because an immediate family member has it. The relationship to genetic factors is purely the inclusion of some aspects of cell production from one generation to the other, which is reversible so it is not genetic. Further of course the offspring invariable consume the same low nutrition diets.

As for treatment, type one involves injections of insulin. It is absorbed in the blood stream and absorbed by the cells that need insulin and it will then control the levels of sugar in the blood. These articles will be expanded with very detailed content as the website becomes more popular.

ARTICLE 3 Type Two Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that needs to have medical attention as soon as some symptoms begin to surface. The reason why diabetes is serious is because it will cause the body to shut down and you will go into sugar shock. After sugar, shock the body will go into a coma and a person may never come out of the comatose state. Diabetes, in general, can cause the body to stop circulating the blood flow properly and that ís why many diabetics have to have parts of their body amputated. Diabetics also have a higher chance of developing kidney, pancreas, and other organ diseases.

Type two diabetes will usually affect people much older than that of type one. It is the most common type of diabetes and effects thousands of people each day. It is also referred to as adult onset diabetes.

Typically, it consistent with being overweight, but there are exceptions to the rule. Type one is where your body lacks insulin and type one is where you body will begin to resist insulin. This type is developed by usually genetics and often is passed down through generations. The insulin levels with type two diabetics are sometimes normal, but the body won’t respond to it. This will create higher blood levels because the body is not using the glucose up. When you have type one you are considered to have symptoms of hyperglycemia, however you will have the opposite reaction with type two and have hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is where you have low blood sugar. It is from the fact that your body cannot provide enough energy for the activities of the body. It will cause you to be hungry much like type one. It will also make you very nervous or shaky. You will perspire more than the average person and you will become dizzy or light headed. You will become over anxious or weak which will cause you to have difficulty speaking or feeling restless. You will also become confused and possibly hallucinate. Because of your anxiety, you may have nightmares or perspire so much during sleep that your entire bed becomes wet or damp. You will often wake up tired, irritable, and confused.

Type two is the most common type of diabetes and exists in all cultures. It is often the result from obesity and it is doesn’t discriminate ethnically or racially. Obesity has become a problem for today’s world and has been found as a tendency to promote diabetes rather it ís genetically enhanced or not.

The causes of the disease have many factors to blame, but genetics seem to be the strongest factor. Obesity is also found to be genetically enhanced and the two could be related somehow. Treatment is simple, it is taken orally to lower the blood sugar which can cause hypoglycemia and at some point insulin injections may be needed.
More detailed information is being added to the articles regularly so stay tuned.