Type 2 diabetes is preventable and and can be reversed. Type 2 diabetes is not as chronic and lifetime disease that many have thought it to be. It is more of a dietary and lifestyle disease. Does not require more of the medication which every diabetic patients are on. This medication at onset were the cause of such conditions. Take for example when we eat too much of sugar more insulin is been secreted in the body. This insulin helps is in lowering the blood glucose level. When we eat too much of the sugar more and more insulin is secreted until our bodies become insulin intolerant. So the administration of the insulin injection will just temporary help the condition.
Types of diabetes
Type 1 diabetes: type 1 diabetes is genetic and can occur before the age of 40. Normally occurs in childhood.
- Daily injection of insulin
- Healthy diet
Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 is not genetic and normally occurs after the age of 40 but can also in childhood.
- Healthy diet
- Exercise (highly recommended)
A pre-diabetic patient is an individual who is yet diabetic but has a high amout of glucose level in the blood and may subsequently develop type 2 diabetes.
Factors that causes pre-diabetes
Increased risk factors:
- Family history of type 2 diabetes
- Body overweight
- Medical history of high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke
- Woman with polcystic ovary syndrome
- Woman with history of gestational diabetes
- Severe mental health issues
Pre-diabetes is usually asymptomatic
Prevention of pre-diabetes
- Healthy diet
This usually affects pregnant women and is characterized by increased blood glucose level that result from some of the hormones required for the development of the baby interfering with the mothers ability to utilize glucose.
Complications of gestational diabetes
- Perinatal death
- Pre-eclampsia: convulsion that affects pregnant women
- Macrosmia: characterized by the unborn baby utilizing the maternal excess glucose that result in an increase in the baby size
- Neonatal hypoglycemia: low blood sugar level in a newborn baby
- Increased risk of obesity and diabetes
Health complications associated with diabetes
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease and stroke
- High blood pressure
Relationship between diabetes and obesity
Being obesed has been found that an individual have a greater demand of insulin for the body to be able utilize glucose. Being obesed does not necessarily mean an individual will have type2 diabetes. But an obesed individual is at higher risk of developing a type2 diabetes. When an individual is obesed the fat cells contain some proteins that are insulin resistant and greater amount of must be needed to make use of the glucose in the blood.
Common symptoms of type1 and type2 diabetes
- Frequent feeling of thirst
- Frequent need to urinate throughout the day, also during the night
- Tiredness and an ongoing feeling of fatigue
- Unintentional weight lose, and loss of muscle fat
- Dry mouth
- Blurry vision
- Itchy skin, in the genital region
- Frequent vaginal infections in women and/or yeast infections in men and women
- Prolonged healing process for minor cuts or sores
- Hyperglycemia: This is a condition characterised by increased blood glucose level
- Hypoglycemia: This is a condition characterised by decreased blood glucose level
An individual diagnosed with type1 diabetes may be faced with daily injection of insulin for a lifetime.
An individual diagnosed with type2 diabetes can manage and control it by their diet plan, exercise and some medication but not for a lifetime compared to a type1 diabetic patient.
Prediabetes can be prevented and type 2 diabetes can be reversed by following a healthy diet plan and lifestyle.
Things you should know and pay attention to:
- The kind of foods you eat
- The amount of food you eat
- How frequent should you eat
Carbohydrate rich foods or fat rich foods?
Should you be eating carbohydrate rich foods or fat rich foods? It’s highly recommended for a diabetic patient to consume more of fat rich foods because your body can utilize the fats buy not much of the carbohydrate.
What should you eat then?
Foods containing more of fats and little carbohydrate
What you should not eat
Foods containing more of carbohydrate without fat.
We have come to the end of the things you should know about diabetes mellitus, type1 and type2 diabetes. Diabetes specifically pre-diabetes and type2 diabetes can be prevented and reversed completely. Not as a progressive and chronic disease many thought.
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