Diabetes is a disease caused by a failure of the biological mechanisms regulating blood sugar, because of inadequate production of insulin (hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food energy) by the pancreas. The disease is characterized by a significant increase in blood sugar. Three main types of diabetes are Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by a loss of production of insulin by cells of the pancreas (beta cells or cells of Langerhans. The causes of this loss of insulin production are still unknown. Diabetes type 1 may have a impact on children or adults, but most times, it starts from a few months of life and about 35 years. The body of a diabetic patient rejects, the formation of antibodies, cells that are capable to produce insulin. The symptoms are discomfort and frequent urination, which can lead to dehydration and weight loss. Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of patients with diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus type 2 is a form of diabetes characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood. This type of diabetes results from a lack of insulin secretion and its ineffectiveness in maintaining blood sugar within a normal level. In type 2 diabetes may be caused by genetic factors or unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, obesity, alcohol abuse and high-fat. However, the causes of diabetes in the vast majority of cases have not yet logical explanation.
Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women. No cause has been identified, but it is thought that during pregnancy, the body of the mother produces hormones to support the fetus as it develops. In some women, these hormones directed against their bodies, making them less able to make insulin needed to get energy from body cells.
Without this insulin, the level of sugar in the mother’s blood starts to develop, which can harm the mother and fetus, if left untreated. Gestational diabetes occurs in about 7 percent of all pregnancies. Unlike type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes is often treated.
Some general signs of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
The symptoms of diabetes May occur in several ways: fatigue, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, intense thirst, frequent urination, insatiable hunger, weight loss, muscle weakness. Some or all of these symptoms are present in patients with diabetes early in the disease. However, some diabetics have few symptoms. The disease is then detected in a sample of blood.
Diabetes natural remedies
Natural Remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the health of the pancreas, the endocrine system and all its functions. In more recent times, research has confirmed the importance of natural medicines in the treatment of diabetes. There are now many published clinical studies demonstrating the ability of a range of herbs to support the endocrine system and pancreatic health and maintaining normal blood sugar.