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 thus allowing it to heal itself.

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.

Diabetic Symptoms

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.

We recommend a tailored program using Sevenpointfive products along with a change in diet and lifestyle. Make an appointment with a certified Sevenpointfive consultant and let us help you on your wellness journey. Have a look at our testimonials from many happy clients who managed to reverse their diabetes with the aid of a Sevenpointfive protocol. Here’s one below:

What brought you to Sevenpointfive?

I was referred and wanted to improve my health.

What was your state of health prior to Sevenpointfive?

I had 2 strokes in 2 years. I have Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and am overweight.

What other methods of healing have you tried and what medications were you on and for how long?

I was on a metabolic eating plan and prescription medication for Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and High cholesterol for a period of 3 years.

What change did you first notice on the Sevenpointfive Program?

I had more energy, I started to lose weight I had struggled to lose before and cravings for certain foods stopped.

How long did it take for you to regain physical/mental control over life?

Three weeks

How has Sevenpointfive changed the quality of your life?

My quality of life has changed from 40% to 100%. After 2 months on the program, I had a blood test at my medical doctors. The results came back: Normal Blood Pressure, Normal Sugar Levels (both long and short term) and Normal Cholesterol Levels.

How has your opinion of the medical profession and natural health changed?

Medication treated the symptoms to keep my levels in control. Natural health care healed my body.

Oskar via Sevenpointfive Pretoria East