How Type 1 Diabetes are Reversing Their Disease - Naturally!
Type 1 diabetes: A chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough or no insulin to control blood sugar levels. Those who are insulin-dependent can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.
Insulin is produced in the pancreas, which is located in the area behind your stomach. Insulin moves the blood sugar (glucose) into the cells, where it is stored and later used for energy. In type1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
When not enough insulin is available, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. This is the reason for that tired feeling that is felt by Diabetics and pre-diabetics, especially before being diagnosed.
The body is unable to use the glucose for energy.
Before being diagnosed with Diabetes, some type 1 Diabetics may experience some of the following symptoms:
Feeling tired or fatigued
For those with advanced symptoms (when the blood sugar is very high the symptoms may include:
Deep, rapid breathing
Dry skin and mouth
Fruity breath odor
Nausea or vomiting
Insulin lowers blood glucose by allowing it to enter the cells. Those with type 1 Diabetes must take insulin every day. Insulin is usually injected under the skin. In some cases, a pump delivers the insulin continuously.
Low blood sugar can develop quickly in people with Diabetes who are taking insulin. When the blood sugar level falls below 70 mg/dL they may experience:
People with type 1 Diabetes should eat at about the same times each day and try to be consistent with the types of food they choose. This helps to prevent blood sugar from becoming extremely high or low.
Regular exercise helps control the amount of sugar in the blood. It also helps burn excess calories and fat to achieve a healthy weight. Ask your health care provider before starting any exercise program.
Those with type 1 Diabetes must take special precautions before, during, and after intense physical activity or exercise. .Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
You must test your self Daily!
Testing of your blood sugar daily tells you how you are doing at controlling your sugars. Testing will let you know when sugars are to high or to low.
Foot care is important because damage to the blood vessels and nerves can reduce your ability to feel injury or pressure on the foot. This can lead to infections, which can quite possibly lead to foot or even leg amputation if not treated in time.
Uncontrolled Diabetes can also cause small sores or breaks in the skin which may progress to deeper skin ulcers. Here also amputation of a limb may be needed if this condition does not improve.
Get a foot exam by your health care provider to make sure there is no nerve damage. Examine your feet every day. Make sure you are wearing proper shoes and socks.
Diabetes may be a lifelong disease for some because there is not yet a cure. However, the outcome for people with Diabetes varies.
Studies show that tight control of blood glucose can prevent or delay complications to the eyes, kidneys, nervous system, and heart in type 1 Diabetes. However, complications may occur even in those with good Diabetes control.
After many years, Diabetes can lead to serious problems with your eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, blood vessels, and other areas in your body.
If you have Diabetes, your risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has already had a heart attack. Both women and men with Diabetes are at risk. You may not even have the typical signs of a heart attack.
Other complications include:
Damage to the blood vessels that supply the legs and feet
Foot sores or ulcers, which can result in amputation
High blood pressure
Kidney disease and kidney failure
Nerve damage, which causes pain and numbness in the feet, as well as, stomach or intestine problems, heart, and other body organs (diabetic neuropathy) and stroke.
Worsening of eyesight or blindness due to diabetic retinopathy(eye disease)
Infections of the skin,
female genital tract, and urinary tract infections
While there is yet no cure for type 1 Diabetes, some are finding out that they are having success in reversing the disease. While this is not typical for type 1's the fact is that
some are having sucess.