Managing Your Blood Sugar The Natural Way
Diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism also refers to Diabetes (siphoning through) Mellitus (candy ). People with this disease have high level of blood glucose known as hyperglycemia and lose sugar in their urine. Factors contributing to elevated blood glucose include decreased insulin production, diminished insulin usage, and enhanced glucose production from the liver. Diabetes is caused by a complex interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle options.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Type I, insulin dependent diabetes. Individuals with this disorder do not produce enough insulin. Type I diabetes is caused by autoimmune, genetic and ecological factors and even possibly from viruses. It grows in children and young adults. Symptoms include constant hunger, increased thirst and frequent urination, weight loss, extreme fatigue and blurred vision. If not treated with insulin, a person with type I diabetes can lapse into a life threatening diabetic coma, also called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Type II, sometimes referred to as non-meat hooked or insulin resistant diabetes. In type II diabetes, the body produces enough insulin but is not effective in transferring sugar from the blood into cells. Approximately 90% to 95 percent of individuals with diabetes have type II diabetes. This form of diabetes may include symptoms similar to those of type I and frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. Some individuals don't have any symptoms.
Gestational diabetes is just one more type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.