Diabetes: Diabetes, also called blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose in the body exceeds a certain limit. Blood glucose gets created from the food you eat and is the main source of energy. There are mainly two types of diabetes commonly found among human beings – Type-1 and Type-2. Among these two types of diabetes Type-2 is more commonly found in middle-aged and older people and is very common these days.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes: In type 1 diabetes, the body stops making insulin. Also once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes this disease is very dangerous in which the pancreas almost stops producing insulin or very little insulin. Insulin, a hormone, is needed to allow glucose (sugar) to enter body cells which in turn produces energy.
As per research the Type 1 diabetes has no cure and needs management of blood sugar using regular insulin, proper diet and good lifestyle to prevent further complication. The reasons for Type 1 disease may include genetics or some viruses and usually seen appearing during childhood or adolescence, although it may develop in adults or any other age.
Increase in thirst
Weakness and fatigue
Bed-wetting in children who previously did not have this problem
Mood changes and irritation
Prevention:Type-1 diabetes is not curable unfortunately, however, researchers are looking forward to autoimmune the process. A good lifestyle is key to maintain and prevent this disease to bring further health deterioration.
TYPE 2 Diabetes: In Type-2 diabetes the body does not properly use or make insulin and after certain stage, sometimes, the body is unable to produce required insulin. Although this disease occurs among middle-aged and older people, it can develop at any age and is the most common disease found among human beings.
Severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes may lead to excessive high blood glucose levels leading to complicated health problems and can multiply the complexity of existing health problems.
Weakness and lack of energy
pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands / feet
Prevention: Type 2 diabetes, as per evidences, can be prevented or delayed by regulating the weight, healthy food habit, and by being physically active. The following can be useful to maintain and prevent type-2 diabetes:
Controlled Blood Pressure
Regular exercise (or be physically active)
Appropriate cholesterol level
Author: Kiran Rana (Ayurveda Doctor), Complimentary Health Practitioner
Membership: Australian Natural Therapists Association
Place: Dubbo, NSW -2830