February 20, 2018 Posted By: Sankhya Hospitals 763 viewsRSS
Feeling Thirsty. Frequent urination. Fatigue. Sugar craving. Loss of activity. Obesity. Other problems.
Does that sound like the things you go through? If you have ticked off most of the above conditions, it means you could be at risk of having diabetes. It is a common misconception that when you consume too much of sugar, you eventually become diabetic. Here’s why. Diabetes occurs due to underproduction of insulin or resistance to insulin in the body. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone which regulates metabolism of food that you consume including carbohydrates, fats and proteins by stimulating absorption of glucose from the blood into the liver, fat and the skeletal muscle cells. So, to say that eating sugary foods can cause diabetes will ideally be incorrect. Instead, it can be said that sugars can aggravate if you are at a risk of developing diabetes.
How does that happen?
Diabetes is a condition that could be one of a chance if you do not have a family history. But, if you have many diabetic people in your family including your parents, grandparents or siblings, you are at a higher risk. Your genes play a significant role in being prone to diabetes. However, there are a number of ways to treat diabetes, and one of them is to diagnose it at the right time. Diabetes treatment in most cases works wonders when detected in very early stages. It helps you easily balance your lifestyle although with a little effort that you will have to put it for good results. Once you are detected with diabetes, there’s no looking back and you have to balance your diet with some of the supplements that will help your pancreas produce the right amount of insulin.
Diabetes treatments are also recommended based on the type you are detected with. There are two types: Type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes is what makes the person insulin dependent. It is considered to be the more severe type of diabetes as it can develop at any age and mostly is seen in children and teenagers. Here, the immune system attacks a part of its own pancreas. It also falls under the category of autoimmune diseases.
Type 1 diabetes is something that you will have to live with. However, it can be controlled to a large extent. You will have to maintain a balanced diet and continue taking medication as a part of diabetes treatment. Insulin Therapy is the main part of type 1 diabetes treatment. This external source of insulin serves as the key factor in providing glucose to the body’s cells and regulates the pancreatic function. The only challenge with this treatment is that not always is it possible to know how much insulin should be taken, which is based on the following factors:
What and how much food you eat.
Exercise and workout.
The level of stress you have.
Your emotional and overall health.
Type 2 Diabetes:
This is the type in which the cells cannot use blood sugar efficiently to generate energy. It usually occurs when the cells stop reacting to insulin, resulting in shooting up the blood sugar levels.
Type 2 diabetes treatment is more about lifestyle changes that cannot be avoided if you want to control it. Here’s a list of what you could adopt in your daily routine as alternatives to diabetes treatments to have a better quality life.
A proper diabetes diet plan
Regular exercise and workout
Maintaining your weight
Eliminate direct intake of sugars.
Taking oral drugs as a part of your diabetes diet and medication.
Balancing your stress levels and keeping yourself physically and mentally active.
A diabetes diet plan must specifically contain more of proteins and less of carbohydrates. It is important to make the right choices with certain foods that could trigger diabetes and shoot your sugar levels high. Exercise plays a significant role in diabetes treatments as it improves metabolism and helps to balance the functioning of the body. If you are diabetic, and are looking for some help in improving your health, you’re on the right page. You can call us and Book an Appointment now. Diabetes is a chronic condition seen in many middle aged, young and old people and occurs mostly because of negligence of good health. In some cases though it is genetic, it still can be controlled to a stage where you can eat what you want within limits. So, hurry up and book your appointment now!
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