Diabetes is a health condition caused by anomalies in insulin production, which results in escalated blood sugar levels. High blood sugar level causes a multitude of health problems. There are many types of diabetes; Type I, Type II, Type III, juvenile diabetes, insipidus, secondary, brittle, LADA, Double, MODY, and steroid-induced diabetes. Type I and Type II are the most common.
In 2012, there were over 29 million diabetes patients. 28% of people are unaware of the disease. As if that is not enough, 86 million of people in the USA are in the prediabetes stage. Diabetes is serious; the necessary measures should be taken to control it.
Fortunately, through conventional medicine intervention and serious lifestyle changes, people can comfortably live with it and even successfully heal from the condition.
Symptoms of diabetes
The following are the symptoms of diabetes
- Unquenchable thirst
- Urinating more frequently than normal
- Insatiable appetite
- Wounds taking too much time to heal
- Rapid weight loss
- Draining fatigue
- Obscured vision
- Numbness or an itchy sensation in feet and hands
Type I Diabetes
This type of diabetes destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The result is a lack of enough insulin in the body to control the blood sugar levels. Type I diabetes patients require insulin injections on a regular basis.
It is unclear what causes this type of diabetes. However, science has it that genetics are somehow involved. So genetics plus some environmental triggers cause this disease.
Type II diabetes
This type of diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce enough insulin, or the body does not register that insulin has been released. Type II diabetes is a lifestyle disorder. The following lifestyle choices and conditions trigger the disease;
- Unbalanced diet
- Physical inactivity
- Packing too much weight
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels
This type of diabetes is easy to manage through dieting and work out. Patients are advised to eat foods rich in nutrients and low in starch.