Type 1 Diabetes Information And How To Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes.
This simple and non-pretentious site gives factual diabetes information, it is about correcting misconceptions about type 1 diabetes and shows you how to get rid of type 2 diabetes.
By setting up this site we hope to bring unity to the diabetes community.
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. Scientists believe that genetic factors as well as environmental triggers are involved in causing T1D.About 346 million people worldwide have diabetes.
Only about 5-10% of them have type 1 diabetes, but that is still 17-35 million people. Type 1 diabetes can not be reversed or cured, there is no way to prevent it, it is not caused by eating too much sugar, diet, or exercise. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin injections everyday or need to use an insulin pump.
Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes.
Type 1 used to be known as Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes, but it is now only called type 1 diabetes because adults can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 needs constant attention because insulin is not a cure.People with type 2 diabetes can also take insulin.
Types Of Diabetes Mellitus:
There are two major types of this diabetes and these are; Type 1 and Type 2.
What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes mellitus tends to be linked to an over- production of antibodies, type 2 diabetes is most often linked closely to obesity. Many studies show that there seems to be a direct link between type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Type 1 Diabetes
Is a lot more serious and can be life threatening, it is reckoned that around 10% of all diabetics in the USA suffer from type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, is preventable, whereas type 1 tends to be what people are born with and tends to be impossible to prevent.
The body starts producing antibodies and inflammatory cells by mistake that then attack the pancreas and make it incapable of producing enough insulin, this is what happens in juvenile onset diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes. A lot of experts believe that some people are genetically predisposed to inherit diabetes mellitus type 1, whilst others aren’t.
Parents of children whose mother or father have got type 1 diabetes seem to be more at risk of getting the disease.
It has been found that the production of an abnormal amount of antibodies that attack the pancreas in infants and kids can be triggered by viral infections like coxsackie and mumps.
It is reckoned that for every 20 percent increase over a person’s ideal body weight, there is a 200% chance of getting type diabetes. This means that overweight adults and children stand more of a chance of getting type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Being older also means that you are at risk of getting the disease, a lot of people don’t realise that that even if you aren’t overweight you can still end up with diabetes, this tends to be down to having a bad diet and/or lifestyle, so don’t be fooled into thinking that because you’re not overweight, you won’t get the disease. If you also have a family history of diabetes you may also be at a higher risk of getting it as you get older.
Signs & symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes can come on quickly can come on quickly and may include:
Sudden onset – 5-10% of all cases
Requires insulin injections or insulin pump
Pancreas makes little or no insulin
Low level of C-peptide
Cannot be prevented
Cannot be controlled through diet & exercise alone
Autoimmune disease (the body’s own immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells)
*The honeymoon phase refers to the period of time shortly after type 1 diabetes has been diagnosed where the pancreas is still producing insulin. This period is only temporary and varies from person to person and can last for weeks, months, or up to a year. It is rare to last longer than 1 year.*
Don’t let type diabetes ruin your life or your loved ones. Thanks for taking time to read this article. Good luck
DISCLAIMER:This article is for educational and information purposes only. Always consult your doctor or medical practitioner first if you are having health issues or health problems.