What is diabetes?
Diabetes occurs in many forms: Type I, Type II, Gestational, LADA, MODY, Double, Type III, Steroid induced, Brittle, Secondary, Insipidus and Juvenile. Type II and I are by far occur the most common. Diabetes is a condition that occurs when there is no or insufficient secretion of insulin.
Simple lifestyle habits can be adopted to aid in recovery or even to reverse the disorder by having a well-balanced diet.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
- Increased urge to pass urine
- increased appetite
- Hazy vision
- A prolonged time in healing of cuts and grazes
- Weight loss
- A tingling feel and numbness of both limbs.
Type I diabetes
The Global Diabetes Community explained diabetes Type I as an autoimmune disease where antibodies destroy insulin producing cells in the pancreas translating to underproduction of insulin which causes an imbalance in blood-sugar regulation. Scholars still have no clue as to why the immune system attacks the beta cells but they think that some people may inherit some faulty genes from their parents which makes them susceptible to such.
Type I is also called Insulin dependent since people who have it have to rely on insulin which is introduced into the body by being pumped or injected.
Type II diabetes
This form of diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce insufficient amounts of insulin, or the process of insulin secretion is halted. This form is triggered by the quality of lifestyle and takes longer to be made known. The following risks are associated with a higher risk of developing type II diabetes:
- Unhealthy diet
- A life with physical inactivity
- High blood pressure and cholesterol
Type II can be resisted by having a healthier lifestyle.
Although both types of diabetes have similar names, both are caused by different factors that should be well understood. Moreover, they affect people of all age groups contrary to common belief.