What is Diabetes?
If you have ever asked the question ‘what is diabetes?’ you have come to the right place. You may have a friend with diabetes, or you may even have the signs of this disorder yourself. Whatever the case, understanding is the first step in preventing, treating or managing any health concern.
Before we go into detail about what the disorder is all about, it’s first important to know that the term ‘diabetes’ relates to a group of disorders rather than just a single disorder. There are three types of diabetes in total, and each of these will be explained below.
Diabetes 101 with Sevenpointfive
What is diabetes really, and what are each of the three types that are included in the general disorder?
Simply put, diabetes is a metabolic disease that cause high blood sugar, due to a shortage of insulin, or an over production of insulin, or the body’s mismanagement of insulin. If left untreated, there are many health risks – some of them very serious. Kidney problems, heart problems, renal failure and retinal failure can all occur if diabetes is not treated correctly.Diabetics could be one of three types:
- Type 1: the body cannot produce insulin, which means that insulin needs to be taken via injection or pump on a daily basis. Also known as juvenile diabetes.
- Type 2: the body cannot use insulin properly, or cells cannot produce any at all. This type is often also known as non insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes.
- Gestational Diabetes: pregnant women with no previous diabetic history may develop a high blood sugar level with this type, which may lead to Type 2 occurring.
While standard treatment involves doctors and insulin injections, we have found good success by cleansing, nourishing and balancing the body, allowing it to manage the blood sugar itself. Managing your diabetes naturally does require lifestyle and diet changes, there is no silver bullet.
Sevenpointfive has numerous supplements that help the body manage your diabetes and will also be able to help with diet and lifestyle recommendations. While diabetes is serious, it is not a death sentence.
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
The symptoms of diabetes often seem unrelated, and many may not even show any symptoms at all. Of course, sometimes other disorders could be why you feel the way you do. While it is often comforting to have a diagnosis, Sevenpointfive believes in cleansing, nourishing and balancing the body and allowing it to heal itself, avoiding the chance of treating the wrong disease.
Depending on the type of diabetes, you could display all, some, or none of the signs listed below. The main signs that are usually present in either type include excessive thirst, hunger and urination. Before you panic however, read on below to find out what other signs may be present.
Diabetic Symptoms Explained by Sevenpointfive
Typical symptoms of diabetes include the following…
- Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Increased hunger
- Sudden weight loss
- Extreme fatigue and irritability
- Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes:
- Any of the Type 1 symptoms listed above
- Recurrent illness
- Blurred vision
- Injuries that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
- Frequent skin, gum, or bladder infections
It is important to note that even one of these signs could point to potential problems. You may be pre-diabetic – this is when you have a very high chance of developing full diabetes, on a borderline level. You may have advanced Type 2 diabetic symptoms that require urgent treatment. You may feel absolutely fine on your high-sugar diet even though your insulin production is faulty.
Using products like Sevenpointfive’s Activ-8 along with a change in diet and lifestyle can make a scary disease like Diabetes just a speedhump.