People know that diabetes lasts a lifetime, and once you have it, you need to be extra careful for your health and wellness. You need to consider your lifestyle and food choice, so you will need to limit intake of processed foods, those with a lot of starch (especially potatoes). In addition to that, you have to switch from being sedentary to being physically active.
People who are obese, have a family history of diabetes, have unhealthy diet or lifestyle are prone to developing this. What happens if you develop this is that you become like a pitcher, which even if it is being filled with water, the water in it never goes out or the pitcher does not become empty. Instead, it overflows.
The pancreas is the one that is being overloaded. When our body senses an excess, the organs should respond to the call of releasing hormones to utilize that excess. The pancreas may be able to release insulin, but the problem may be our cells are not able to absorb or use the glucose due to their being like a barrier. Others’ pancreas do not function normally anymore that they need insulin shots. The glucose, which is our main source of energy, stays in the blood, which is why people with diabetes become easily thirsty, hungry, and urinate frequently. These are body’s compensatory mechanism to get rid of excessive glucose.
The glucose should be the one that’s used as energy, but since the body is not capable of converting it, another compensatory mechanism may happen. The cells break down the fats or proteins, resulting to wasting or body malaise or weakness.
Prediabetes is a condition wherein the blood has elevated glucose level but not enough for the condition to become diabetes mellitus.
Elevated glucose in the blood has dangers in that the condition may lead to the damage to the nerves, blood vessels, and the kidneys. Diabetes may cause stroke, kidney damage, disabilities (for cases in which the limb needs amputation).
We tend to disregard alternative or holistic medicine as a possible cure for diabetes, and most of the time, we only see the possible cure is found in conventional medicine. If we begin to see the whole picture, we’ll see that the cure is just out there waiting to be discovered.