Guys today lets talk about Diabetes and how to improve control of your diabetes naturally.
I was suffering from pre-diabetes almost 10 years, but last year’s Dr. indicates me I am diabetic (I am on primary condition).
That was an alarm for me and I decided I reversed my condition, because I don’t want to my whole life in the fear of diabetes. My last report of Hba1c (Last 3 month report of blood glucose) shows, I have good control of blood glucose that means I am a normal not diabetic (my dr.’s view). I share with you, my Experience and my struggle and beat the battle from diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a serious disease; it is a long life health condition. When the of blood glucose or blood sugar is very high because the body cannot consume it properly. If blood glucose levels are too much high can cause serious health complications. Diabetes is actually a metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that plays a very important role in our bodies. After we eat, we begin to digest carbohydrates, breaking them down into glucose. Insulin moves glucose into our cells, where it is used as fuel for energy. It may help to understand that insulin is often described as a key, which opens the doors to the cells, allowing glucose to enter.
Symptoms of Diabetes- The important symptoms of diabetes is your blood glucose level is higher than normal. But you cannot know until you take a blood test.
In the case of type 1 diabetes, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks and these symptoms are too intense (you may need to hospitalize).
In the case of type 2 diabetes, the symptoms can be so mild that you don’t notice them, some people don’t find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease.
There are some common symptoms of diabetes-
- increased thirst and hunger
- frequent urination
- weight loss or gain that has no obvious cause
- blurred vision
- wounds that heal slowly
- skin infections
- Yeast infections
- patches of darker skin in areas of the body that have creases
- breath that has a sweet, fruity, or acetone odor
- reduced feeling in your hands or feet
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in case of woman
Type of Diabetes-
There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. They’re different conditions, caused by different things, but they are both serious and need to be treated and managed properly.
Type 1 Diabetes-
- Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells, meaning no insulin is produced. This causes glucose too quickly rise in the blood.
- The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes during childhood, before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.
- Nobody knows exactly why this happens, but science tells us it’s got nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. But, the most important risk factors are genetics and family history.
- Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.
- Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.
Type 2 Diabetes-
- In Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or the insulin it makes doesn’t work properly, meaning glucose builds up in the blood.
- Type 2 diabetes is caused by a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Up to 58 percent of Type 2 diabetes cases can be delayed or prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
- About 90 percent of people with diabetes have Type 2.
- However, type 2 diabetes is typically a progressive disease – it gradually gets worse – and the patient will probably end up having to take insulin, usually in tablet form.
Gestational Diabetes- Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed during pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, your body naturally becomes more resistant to insulin so that more glucose is available to nourish your baby. For most moms-to-be, this isn’t a problem: When your body needs additional insulin to process excess glucose in the blood, the pancreas secretes more. If but if the pancreas can’t keep up with the increased demand for insulin during pregnancy, blood sugar levels rise too high because the cells aren’t using the glucose. This results in gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes needs to be recognized and treated quickly because it can cause health problems for mother and baby. But, gestational diabetes isn’t permanent. Once a baby is born, blood sugars will most likely return to normal quickly. However, having gestational diabetes does make developing diabetes in the future more likely.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes, also known as borderline diabetes is a metabolic condition in which blood glucose is higher than normal but not much high to called diabetes. Long term prediabetes condition cause type 2 diabetes.
Diagnosis of Prediabetes and diabetes-
Below 6.0%- Normal
6.5%- >6.5%- diabetes
FPG (Fasting Plasma glucose) test
80-100 mg/dl- Normal
101-125 mg/dl- Prediabetes
At least 126 mg/dl – diabetes
OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test)
< 140 mg/dl – Normal
140-199 mg/dl –Prediabetes
>200 mg/dl – diabetes
Is Diabetes reversible?
In the case of Type 1 diabetes, it is impossible to reverse, because 90 percent of the body’s insulin-producing cells have been destroyed that means in type 1 diabetes pancreas stop producing insulin or produce very low amount. Yes, it can be controllable.
In case of Type 2 diabetes it is possible to reverse when you are in initial condition, but change your lifestyle according to your condition for your whole life. If you cannot do this whole life then you need to this condition is a clock circle. Because diabetes is a lifetime health condition, if you cannot control or managed, so you back to the previous condition or worse.
How to improve control of your diabetes naturally?
All Type of diabetes is treatable and controlled by pursuing a healthy lifestyle. There are some steps can change your life and you’re diabetic condition-
Healthy eating- make a healthy eating habit, make a meal plan according to diabetes, consult a diabetes Dr., avoid sugar, excess salt, and fatty food, remove junk food in your life, eat 3 healthy meal but small in part. Always watch what you eat. Love vegetable and seasonal fruits.
Keep moving- Exercise regularly, if you are not a gym type person, no need to just love one outdoor activity and do regularly like swimming, badminton, running, skipping etc. every morning 30 minute to 1 hr. keep you on track. Also love walking, after every meal 20-30 minute walk control your excess blood sugar level and you walk anywhere you don’t need Jogger Park. If you are obese or overweight the reduce weight because obesity is the big cause of type 2 diabetes.
Keep Journal- Always keep a journal for the track of your blood sugar count. You have to check your blood sugar regularly, keep a home kit for diabetes. Also, consult Dr. and do test regularly or a definite time period like every 3 months or 6 months according to your Dr.
A healthy lifestyle- Keep a healthy lifestyle. Always watch what you to eat, do exercise regularly remember you don’t need gym, equipment or anything. You just need to remember your medical condition and your aim to control it. Don’t shame on you for saying that you don’t drink or have tea or coffee or junk food. Remember these good habits keep you alive on a healthy and happy way.