Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

Retinopathy In Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetic eye problems are among the primary causes of blindness in Americans between the ages of 18 and 65. If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes for some time, damage to your eyes is one of the most pressing problems that you need to be concerned about. Diabetic retinopathy refers to damage to the retina that occurs as diabetes takes its toll over time. Both Type I and Type II Diabetics are at risk for developing these diabetic eye problems just as they are for other forms of diabetic neuropathy.

What Causes the Disorder?

Diabetic retinopathy is caused when there has been damage to your blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the part of your eye, inside at the back that is responsible for translating what you see into signals the brain can understand. Your blood vessels in your eye are basically under assault, especially if your blood sugar is out of control, and your eye can be greatly impacted by changes in the blood vessels in your eye.

Types of Diabetic Eye Problems From Diabetes Mellitus 2

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If you are diabetic you need to protect your eye.

The first type of retinopathy that typically will occur is called “nonproliferative.” You can get microaneuryisms (spots) if your blood vessels swell or become blocked. Fluid can leak into your eye, and small amounts of bleeding can be a problem.These events can very much impact your eyesight or aggravate your diabetic eye problem.

More problematic is the more chronic long term retinopathy that is called proliferative retinopathy.This problem occurs as new blood vessels emerge in the eye. These new blood vessels are fragile and can sometimes bleed. You get blood in your eye. The result of this hemorrhaging is that scar tissue forms in the retina or the eyeball that interferes with your vision.

Other more unusual problems in the eyes of diabetics are not discussed here. You should also learn about glaucoma, cataracts, detachment of the retina, and diabetic macular edema.

Blood sugar, Prediabetes and Diabetic Eye Problems

Diabetic retinopathy is related to blood sugar levels in several ways. Diabetics with elevated blood sugars have a better chance of avoiding or minimaized retinopathy if the get tight control of their blood sugars, especially early on in the disease.

But the relationship between retinal damage and elevated blood sugars is not limited to those with diabetes. Retinopathy and eye problems in prediabetes has also been noted. Somewhere between 8% and 11% of those with prediabetes have been found to have retinopathy and eye problems even with hemoglobin A1c in the range of the mid 6.0’s.

How Can I Protect My Vision?

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Regular eye exams can help with diabetic retinopathy.

In early and even moderate stages of the progressive eye problems, you may not notice significant changes in your eye sight. One of the most important steps you can take is to have regular eye exams. Your doctor will dilate your eyes with eye drops and examine your retina. Once you have diabetes, an exam every year or so is not a bad idea, and the longer you have had diabetes, the more you need to get regular exams. If you have the more advanced stages of retinopathy, you may be able to reduce by 95% your risk of blindness with treatment.

Near normal blood sugar levels can stave off the retinopathy. Diabetes management stalwarts like diet, exercise and when appropriate medication become all the more important if your eyesight is at risk.

If you can control your blood pressure and cholesterol you can also reduce your likelihood of vision loss.

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How to Cure Blood Sugar Naturally?

Easy solutions to cure blood sugar naturally

Many adults start showing symptoms of unquenchable thirst, frequently going to bathroom and losing weight. They go to doctor for check. They are generally diagnosed with Adult-onset diabetes or Diabetes-Type 2. In simple lay man terms, it is called blood sugar disease. They are left with lot of expensive medicines for entire life. They are professionals, home makers, parents, singles, grandparents and many more who have no choice but to accept this as a fate of life.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

Here, are few home remedies which are still used in some cultures to heal blood sugar or diabetes naturally. Doctor’s advice and allergy check is suggested. All suggestions are for information only.

  1. Fenugreek Seeds or Powder, it is considered a miracle food for diabetes management. It can be taken as 2 teaspoons daily in powder form with meals. Fenugreek powder works fenugreek seedsby increasing the insulin sensitivity. Hence, when the food is consumed with this powder, there is less spike in blood sugar levels. The seeds can be used as seasonings in daily food recipes as it adds to the flavor of the food while helping you enjoy the health benefits. It can be easily found in Asian shops, especially Indian shops all over the world.
  2. Bitter Gourd, it is an excellent vegetable, low in calories that can be added to the meals. It is low in Glycemic Index and helps to control blood sugar. It helps to control your appetite and increase the insulin sensitivity. For effective and fast results, it can be taken in the form of juice in the morning in empty stomach. It is commonly consumed and grown in Asian countries. If the fresh vegetable is not found in your place, you can look for Bitter Gourd powder supplements in the Internet.
  3. Turmeric powder, it is a spice commonly used in Asian curries to give taste and color to the food. It is a very good antioxidant. It helps in diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels and increasing glucose metabolism. It strengthens the immune system and assists in detoxifying the body. It is yellow in color and 1 or 2 tea spoons can be added to daily meals or it can be taken as a supplement. It is available in Asian shops, pharmacies and online shops.
  4. Eating food low in Glycemic Index and avoiding white sugar is the best way to manage diabetes. When we eat fast food, cakes, pastry, sweets and meals low in Glycemic index, we cause our blood sugar levels to spike up and followed by sharp spike down. These swings cause havoc to our body causing mood swings and hunger pangs. These hunger pangs cause us to eat more junk food and the vicious cycle continues. The only way we can stop this downhill is by eating food that is high in Glycemic index. It includes fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and beans. These group of food give us feeling of fullness for longer periods and stable blood sugar levels. We tend to eat less and high quality foods which helps to burn fat and ultimately, lose weight. When diabetic loses weight, diabetes management is much easier. Slowly, the transition can be done from medicine to good diet under a guidance of doctor.
  5. Finally, the most important is exercise. When right food is taken in combination with good exercise regime, the results are best. Exercise works by increasing the insulin sensitivity and sugar metabolism. It helps to control diabetes and prevent the long term complications associated with diabetes. However, certain precautions are required and need to be done after the consultation of doctor.

Such simple steps can make your life easy and more enjoyable. You can be in control of your own diet and health. Use this crisis as an opportunity to take proactive steps for your own self.

Diabetes is Not a Blood Sugar Imbalance

High Blood Sugar Is an Indication of a more Serious Problem

Most of the medical establishment believes that diabetes Is a blood sugar imbalance.

Popular Understanding:

Diabetics do not make enough insulin or the body does not use all the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that makes possible for glucose (sugar) to permeate cells and then transformed to energy. The pancreas secretes enzymes that assist carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. When the pancreas is dysfunctional then digestive enzymes are not provided for digestion. The condition imbalances the liver, gall bladder, spleen and all digestive related organs. In unmanaged diabetes, glucose and fats remain in the blood stream, where with time, the primary body’s digestive organs become impaired and eventually diseased.

Diabetic Statistics:

  • Seventeen million Americans are walking around with diabetes, and 200,000 people will die this year due to related complications. Diabetes sets up conditions for heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, leg and foot amputations, pregnancy complications, and deaths related to flu and pneumonia. At risk, are the 5.9 million Americans who are unaware that they have the condition.
  • We spend $100 Billion a year on diabetes, directly and indirectly. In 1997, the average health care cost for a person with diabetes was $10,071, compared with $2,699 for a person without diabetes.
  • S. adults with diabetes increased 49% from 1990 to 2000. Increases are expected in the next decade and beyond.
  • Diabetes is an epidemic. In 1990, there were only 4 U.S. states determined to be at epidemic levels. In 1995, that number increased to 11. In 2000, there were only 6 states that were not at epidemic levels. Now, there are no more reports!

What happened to the other 44 states in 10 years? What is occurring in our country where a disease can over run us? We are being secretly invaded by a force greater than any terrorist group. Is anyone paying attention? That’s more than 15 million plus people caught in the grips of this top level threat to our country. Where’s the equal level response by our government and medical establishment?

Top 7 Diabetic Problems

  1. Eye Problems & Blindness: Each year, 12,000-24,000 people become blind because of diabetic eye disease.
  2. Kidney Problems: Kidney problems. About 38,000 people with diabetes develop kidney failure each year, and over 100,000 are treated for this condition.diabetes foot problems ulcers
  3. Amputations: About 82,000 people have diabetes-related leg and foot amputations each year.
  4. Heart Problems: Heart problems. Heart disease and stroke cause about 65% of deaths among people with diabetes.
  5. Pregnancy Complications: About 18,000 women with preexisting diabetes deliver babies each year, and an estimated 135,000 expectant mothers are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. These women and their babies have an increased risk for serious complications.
  6. Flu & Pneumonia (related deaths): Each year, 10,000-30,000 people with diabetes die of complications from flu or pneumonia. They are roughly three times more likely to die of these complications than people without diabetes.
  7. Skin Problems: No one knows how many people suffer from skin inflammation (neuropathy, neuritis) or are pre-diabetic. Skin problems based on this condition rob the body’s ability to clear toxins, maintain immunity and/or protect itself from outside infections.

The “Big 4”

Top 4 Diabetic Complaints from Sufferers of Diabetes

After years of listening to many clients complaining about their symptoms, its apparent that there are basically 4 troubling markers that bother most sufferers. Zero in on these and most of the other complaints go away. They are:

  1. Excess Heat – Face becomes red, worsens insomnia, eyes reddened, body sores
  2. Leg pain & Inflammation – Due to excess blood heat and toxicity, the skin itches, becomes irritated, giving rise to wounded skin.
  3. Chronic Fatigue – weakened energy due to excess protein pollution and blood sugar imbalance,
  4. Excess Fluid Retention – Body swells up in the abdomen and legs, clogged elimination channels due to Colon and Kidney dysfunction. This further exacerbates the overall body inflammation due to holding onto toxic fluids rather than making room for fresh, balanced pH fluids in the channels.

These key areas require focus and once brought into balance the body diabetic characteristics are alleviated. Over time all the bio markers go into balanced and the body climbs into a cleansing cycle back to health.

Top 5 Contributors to Diabetes

What would your life be without these toxic contributors?

While diabetes in the last 20 years has grown to epidemic levels in all 50 states of the U.S., there are some interesting contributors that are on the rise:

  1. Polluted Food: More pesticides, hormones, unnatural vitamin fortification, food additives (MSG and similar salts), sweeteners (corn syrup, substitutes) etc.
  2. Food quality is another causative characteristic. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are 50% more than the prior generation had to endure.
  3. Stress weakens the general constitution which potentiates diabetes. If the body doesn’t have enough energy to run then it becomes toxic and sluggish while unable to balance blood sugar and multiple body toxins.
  4. Excess meat consumption causes an undue stress on the liver. Red meat makes the liver temperature rise 5 degrees Fahrenheit. In the middle age years and older, the body is not able to manage the excess heat and thus liver function becomes gradually dismantled.
  5. Excess sugar ingestion increases body toxicity. With an already overwhelmed body, sugar acidifies the whole physical environment. The acidity wears down all organ functions and tissues. Early Aging becomes the tradeoff for the sweet experience. When you look at the whole process, it is addictive. The body is becoming sluggish. We crave sugar to speed up our body and make us feel good, temporarily. However, our physical condition worsens, becomes more toxic and further slows. We crave that much more and eat you know what – sugar!

Now I am not saying you have to give it all up and be a discipline 75 year old athlete. But imagine how you would feel. How much fun, life quality, would you have if you cut back two-thirds, one-half, just one-third could make a real difference, where your body could mount a come-back!

The Underlying Cause of Diabetes

Diet pollution: Cupcakes, sugared cereals, chips and diet sodas are all vegetarian but don’t nourish anyone no matter what their biochemical requirements may be. Eventually the nutritional deficiency will symptomatically show up in a doctor’s office. When you are younger the body can cleanse the dead calories but when you pass 40-50 years all kinds of digestive problems will surface in overweight problems, digestive disease, diabetes, joint pain, insomnia, heart disease, etc.

Consumption of too many dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream) can produce iron deficiencies. Not only do these animal by products contain very low amounts of iron but they also block iron absorption even when fortified. Contrast this with kale which has 14 times more iron than a lean steak. The belief that meat and its by-products is the best source for protein strength can consumptively occupy the space where you would ingest vegetables, grains, fruits and seeds which are high in overall nutrition. Yet, we are taught in grade school that milk is “nature’s most perfect food”, provided as a courtesy from the National Dairy Council.

Diabetes Research: Dr. Inder Singh took 80 diabetics patients and restricted their diet (low fat, 20- 30 grams a day, no sugar). Within 6 weeks, over 60% of the patients no longer needed insulin. Over time the percentage steadily increased with insulin requirements lowered. Numerous similar studies have duplicated the results.

“Too much of a Good Thing”

Throughout most history, people usually have eaten whatever they chose. Researching around the world, scientists have found that shortened life expectancy can be clearly correlated to the eating of flesh. Russian Kurgi, Greenlanders, Eskimos and the Laplanders eat the most meat in the world while having the lowest life expectancy-30 years. This shortened duration is not due entirely to their severe environment. Similar climate confronted by other peoples with a diet of little or no meat provided for longer life. 90 -100 years life expectancy is not unusual for Pakistan Hunzakuts, East Indian Todas, Yucatan Indians and a surprisingly large group of Russian Caucasians.

Here we are in the United States with the highest degree of medical technology in the world, the most moderate climate, the largest purchaser of animal meat and meat by-products while at the same time maintaining one of the lowest life expectancies of all industrialized nations.

Researchers tracking cultures living the longest have found that it’s not unusual for these peoples to live a life of quality. Work and play beyond 80 years and beyond is typical. A majority, attain 100 years remaining active and honored by all they live with. Absence of excess protein produces a slender, densely built frame.

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Type 2 Diabetes Diet: What to Have and Why?

Perhaps the biggest myth about type 2 diabetes diet is that one has to live on bland and special foods for the rest of one’s life. In fact, a type 2 diabetes diet is not only good for the management of blood glucose levels but they are balanced, nutritious and tasty in every sense of the word that keeps you in good health.

Healthy food choices – the way to go

Most of the recommendations about type 2 diabetes diet include foods to be avoided. But what kinds of food choices in a type 2 diabetes diet are permissible? Here are some tips:

  • Pick colorful fruits and vegetables to be included in your type 2 diabetes diet meal. Non-starchy vegetables are better like spinach, carrots, broccoli and green beans.
  • Whole grains (brown rice or whole wheat spaghetti) are better that processed grain foods.
  • Choose lean meats over beef and pork in a type 2 diabetes diet as they are rich in saturated fats. De-skin the chicken and turkey before cooking.
  • Cooking medium should be free of saturated and Trans fats. Coconut and palm seed oils are rich in these ‘bad’ fats.
  • Avoid snacks like cookies, full-fat ice cream and cakes.
  • Ensure nutrient content

One has to ensure that a typical type 2 diabetic diet meal plan is rich in these essential nutrients

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins A (as carotenoids), C, and E.

Some common type 2 diabetes diet foods that are rich in these nutrients are various types of beans and dark green leafy vegetables; citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes for soluble fibers and vitamin C; sweet potatoes for vitamin A and fiber; berries for antioxidants, vitamins and fiber; tomatoes for vitamin C, iron, vitamin E; fish which is high in omega-3 fatty acids; whole grains for supply of magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate. Pearled barley and oatmeal are excellent sources of fiber and potassium.

Is type 2 diabetic diet without sweets and desserts?

People belief that eating sugary foods can cause diabetes. This is nothing but a myth. The biggest risk of developing type 2 diabetes is being getting fat and over eating. Research on this topic shows that while the type of carbohydrate can decide the speed with which sugar level rises in the body, the quantity actually affects the blood glucose levels more than the type. Therefore, it is possible to replace small amounts of sugary foods with other carbohydrates and still keep the blood glucose levels under check.

When a diabetic wants to include sweets and desserts in the diet, it makes sense to cut down on other foods that contain carbohydrates.

How about becoming a vegetarian?

To bring down blood glucose levels, many diabetics are considering becoming a vegetarian, even if it is for a short while. Research supports that switching over to a vegetarian diet help in the prevention and management of diabetes. Compared to a conventional American diet, a typical vegetarian meal plan is naturally rich in fiber and much lower in saturated fat content as well as cholesterol.

In fact when fiber intake is more than 50 grams in a day and included in a typical type 2 diabetes diet plan, it can effectively reduce blood glucose levels.

Diabetic Amyotrophy: What Is It?

After answering the question what is diabetes, you may continue to ask what diabetic amyotrophy is and get an answer that goes: it is a type of neuropathy experienced by Type 2 diabetic patients, the outcome of which is pain, weakness, etc. Obviously, your second question could be: what is neuropathy in the first place?

To get the basic facts right, neuropathy is inflammation of the nerves that are outside the brain and spinal cord. Hence this condition is often called ‘peripheral’ neuropathy. The inflammation could be due to injury to the nerves or a result of some metabolic disorder. Incidentally, Diabetics suffer from some form of neuropathy.

Coming back to our topic of discussion, diabetic amyotrophy is a painful condition characterized by muscle wasting and weakness. It primarily affects the muscles of the thigh and pelvic girdle. The pain can also affect toes, feet, legs, hands and arms. It is also known by other names including proximal diabetic neuropathy or lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy, Bruns-Garland Syndrome, etc.

Diabetic Neuropathy can be of Different Types

They can be classified as peripheral, autonomic, proximal, or focal, depending on the nerves damaged by diabetes. Diabetic amyotrophy is in essence peripheral neuropathy, the most common type, characterized by damage of nerves of the arms and legs.

What are the Early Symptoms of Diabetic Amyotrophy?

Generally affecting more Type 2 diabetic patients than Type 1, severe pain and weakness of thigh muscles along with that of hip and buttocks at night is one of the early signs. Such pain and subsequent weakness may be centralized on one side and gradually move on to the other side also. The pain could also affect the shin and feet. Other symptoms include loss of knee and ankle reflex.

Other symptoms , that usually worsen and get aggravated at night include:

  • Numbness to pain or temperature
  • Tingling, burning, or prickling sensation
  • Muscle cramps and shooting pains
  • Excessive sensitivity to touch
  • Loss of balance and coordination

How does one know about its onset?

Apart from the recurrent signs of muscle weakness and loss of reflexes, there are several other features of this condition. These include:

Feet deformities like hammer toes or collapse of the mid foot.

Blisters and sores could appear on areas that have gone numb. When such conditions are not treated on time, the infections spread to the bones when the leg might have to be amputated.

Who is at Risk for Diabetic Amyotrophy?

  • Older men and middle aged women
  • Approximately 1% of diabetics suffer from this condition.

What Causes this Condition?

This is a common yet very serious complication of diabetes. It is essentially caused when the functioning of nerves is impaired. Reduced flow of blood to the legs is a common problem faced by many diabetics. This leads to short supply of nutrients required for the legs to function properly. This aggravates the condition further.

Other causes include:

  • Metabolic factors like long record of diabetes, abnormal levels of fat content in blood, and inappropriate type 2 diabetes diet.
  • Neurovascular disorders that impair blood supply to the nerves.
  • Autoimmune disorders causing inflammation of nerves.
  • Genetic factors
  • Smoking and alcohol are major contributory factors.

How is Diabetic Amyotrophy Diagnosed?

  • All neuropathies are diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms and physical examination of the patient that includes checking of BP, heart rate, muscle strength, joint reflexes and degree of sensitivity to change of position, vibration, touch and temperature. As far as diabetic amyotrophy is concerned, the following diagnostic examinations may be necessary:
  • Examination of the feet: Many experts are of the opinion that all diabetic patients need their feet examined every year to check the presence of peripheral neuropathy. Such examinations include a comprehensive check up of skin, muscles, bones, blood circulation and sensitivity of the feet. It is done with the help of a nylon monofilament, that resembles a hairy toothbrush and touching the feet with it. Those who cannot feel any sensation are likely to develop diabetic foot sores that normally do not heal properly. A tuning fork could also be used to check temperature sensitivity of the feet and vibratory senses.
  • Other studies include nerve conduction studies or electromyography to assess the extent of damage to the nerves. Nerve conduction study involves passing electricity through a nerve and electromyography records muscle response to such electrical impulses.
  • Checking variability of heart rate denotes the heart response to deep breathing and changes in blood pressure and body posture.
  • Ultrasound can also be used to check the functioning of internal organs.
  • A glucose tolerance test may also be performed before the actual diagnosis.

How is Diabetic Amyotrophy Treated?

The first aim of therapy is to lower blood glucose levels to prevent any further damage to nerves. Monitoring of blood sugar levels, diabetic meal planning, physical exercises and diabetic medicines or insulin therapy are used.

Additional treatments for the management of diabetic amyotrophy are as follows:

  • Patients suffering severe pain respond to pain medicines combined with other treatments. Nerve pain is reduced with the help of tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline; other types of antidepressants, such as duloxetine; anticonvulsants, such as pregabalin; opioids and opioid-like drugs, such as controlled-release oxycodone. Duloxetine and pregabalin are FDA-approved for treating painful diabetic nerve complications.
  • Diabetic skin treatment, especially skin of the feet is done with the help of capsaicin cream and lidocaine patches. Nitrate sprays or patches are also effective for pain in the feet.
  • Acupuncture, biofeedback, or physical therapy is effective with some patients for relieving pain.
  • Physical therapy is effective for improvement of muscle weakness or when the patient is affected by loss of coordination
  • Foot Care: Management of diabetic amyotrophy remains incomplete without taking special care of the feet as nerves of the feet are most affected by the condition. Circulation impairment causes foot ulcers, sores and injuries that can worsen quickly. In fact, in the US, more than half of all lower-limb amputations take place with people suffering from diabetes.

What Is Diabetes? Causes, Symptoms and Risk Factors

Close to 8.3% of the American population have diabetes. But what is diabetes? What is this ailment that affects 25.8 million children and adults in this country, of which 18.8 million have been diagnosed with the condition and 7 million still undiagnosed?

This article aims to discuss what is diabetes, some of the causes, symptoms and risk factors of this widely prevalent disease condition, the complications from which can at times be fatal.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes, medically called diabetes mellitus is a group of ailments that interfere with the way the body utilizes blood glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose plays an Measuring blood sugarimportant role in maintaining good health, since it provides energy for the cells, which make up the tissues and muscles. It also provides the necessary impetus to the brain to function optimally.

Thus, diabetes, usually a chronic condition, happens when one has excess glucose in the blood.

There can be two types of this condition: Type 1 and 2. High glucose levels can also occur during pregnancy, when it is called gestational diabetes. During this condition, the blood sugar levels may rise, but not to the level when it can be classified as diabetes. This condition is reversible.

What Causes this Condition?

For better understanding of the causes, one needs to first know the function of insulin, a hormone, produced by the pancreas. Diet triggers production of insulin which in turn regulates the supply of glucose to the cells. It essentially lowers the sugar level in the blood. When the sugar level drops, secretion of insulin also reduces.

What is Diabetes Type 1 and What Causes It?

This type of diabetes is caused when the body’s immune system damages the insulin production system in the pancreas. This creates sugar build up in the blood. Though the exact cause of the onset is unclear, genetic and environmental factors are considered to be the most likely reasons.

What is Diabetes Type 2 and What Causes It?

The most common form of diabetes, here too the exact causes are unclear but genetic and environmental factors could be precursors for the onset. Being overweight also increases the risk. Here the pancreas is incapable of making enough insulin and the cells become resistant to this hormone. This causes build-up of excess glucose in the blood.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Feeling excessively thirsty and hungry
  • Unexplained loss of weight
  • Tiredness
  • Extended healing time of sores, etc.
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Recurrent infections of the gum, skin, vagina and bladder
  • Blurred vision

Are you at risk for Type2?

The following factors could increase chances of developing Type 2 diabetes:

  • Age: 45 and above
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • Overweight
  • History of diabetes in the family
  • HDL cholesterol under 35 mg/dL; High triglyceride levels
  • High BP (more than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
  • Sedentary lifestyle; minimal physical exercises

Conclusion

Type 2 being more common, it is perhaps now clear from the risk factors and causes of onset that once above 45 years of age, one needs to get a blood sugar test done at least once in 3 years. This can prevent several diabetic complications later in life.

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The Important Facts about Diabetes

It is quite important to understand and cure diabetes as it is the root cause of many complex diseases. It is a condition where the pancreas produce less or no insulin required for the normal functioning of the body. The glucose is left unabsorbed and its concentration in the blood increase which cause problems such as high blood sugar. 

Diabetes can result in many serious problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney malfunctioning Type 1 Diabetesand blindness. The human body is comprised of billions of microscopic cells. These cells form tissues, muscles and organs. Each of the body cell needs energy in order to carry out its normal functions. The most readily available form of energy is glucose, which is absorbed in the blood after food digestion.

The glucose is the final form, which the body can use to get energy. It is likely converted after the breakdown of carbohydrates and protein found in food. So, when the glucose is absorbed from intestines into the blood, it needs to reach each cell in the body via blood circulation. But the problem is that glucose won’t get used by cells until blood also has insulin in it. The insulin is produced by beta cells in pancreas. The hormone acts as a key factor for the absorption and use of glucose by body cells.

When cells become insensitive to the insulin or there is no insulin in blood, the diabetic problem occurs. The cells remain deprived of glucose and you start to experience symptoms of diabetes. The unused glucose levels in the blood start to rise and the body tends to decrease its concentration. In order to do so, you experience a feeling of extensive thirst and you want to drink lots of water. The kidneys work many times harder than their normal levels to excrete glucose by passing it through urine. This is the only way your body knows to get rid of the excessive amount of glucose.

Among many of the prediabetic symptoms, excessive urination is also one of them. If you experience such signs, you need to get yourself checked. You may get diagnosed of Type 2 diabetes or the doctors will tell that you are prediabetic.

When body excretes glucose through urination, your cells don’t get the energy they need. You feel hungry and tired and want to eat more. Since, you are suffering from initial diabetes, your body won’t be able to use glucose despite of your overeating pattern. Ultimately, the body starts using the stored fats and converts it into glucose.

The breakdown of stored fats in the body can lead to a condition called ‘ketoneacidosis’. This occurs due to acid production after breakdown. If the condition is left untreated, then it can turn out to be fatal. Being interested to reverse and control diabetes, you can read Max Sidorov Big Diabetes Lie eBook reviews. The book elaborates the right ways and guidelines for reversing diabetes and get rid of it within days.

Diabetes is a serious malfunction which must be treated in the right way. Try using natural methods instead of conventional ways as these tend to produce fewer side effects and considered more effective in the long run.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease of civilization and affects an increasing number of people around the world. At the root of diabetes are genetic and environmental factors and the risk of disease applies equally to persons at genetically as well as those that are affected by environmental factors.

The symptoms of diabetes are not only very diverse but can also occur at different rates and different pre diabetes symptomsconfigurations. Many of them easily, at the beginning downplay or assign other ailments. Symptoms of diabetes often depends on what stage the disease is diagnosed. It happens that diabetes develops virtually no symptoms and is discovered by accident. Sometimes symptoms are so strong that quickly lead to life-threatening condition (e.g. Ketoacidosis). Therefore, if we observe a sudden deterioration of health or symptoms that do not respond, do not ignore these symptoms and you should see a doctor.

The first signs of diabetes are usually fatigue, lethargy, increased thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, and increased appetite. This combination of several ailments should especially give us pause. Translation of these symptoms in a rational way does not lead to anything good. Blame for the state of your health weather or excessive overwork does not solve our problems. Therefore, if our sleepiness and fatigue is becoming more comprehensive absolutely we cannot ignore. Drink up a very large amount of fluid (up to 10 liters a day) that the increased excretion of urine should give us pause as well as weight loss, which is not planned.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes most often appear suddenly and worsen significantly in a short period of time, which facilitates rapid diagnosis.

However, type 2 diabetes symptoms are often diagnosed quite late, and it happens even accidentally. Late detection of the disease is often the cause of various complications, and even damage to internal organs and is often damage to these organs lead to a diagnosis of diabetes.

Further signs of diabetes can be problems associated with personal hygiene or infection affecting us. One sign of diabetes can be excessive urination. If we follow oral hygiene and still sense the smell of acetone, it is possible that for such a state is responsible diabetes. The recurrent inflammations and infections are all quite disturbing.

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