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Looking At Diabetes – A Chronic Auto-Immune Disease

Looking at Diabetes – a chronic Auto-immune disease – and Imsyser.

What is Diabetes

Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. Some people, especially those with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, may not experience symptoms initially. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe.

Signs and Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a by-product of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough available insulin)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections

Although type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, it typically appears during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes, the more common type, can develop at any age, though it’s more common in people older than 40.

Causes of Diabetes

In pre-diabetes — which can lead to type 2 diabetes — and in type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and your pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance. Instead of moving into your cells where it’s needed for energy, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.  This dis-ease is totally lifestyle driven. There is usually a genetic (BUT keep in mind we are NOT governed by our genes!!!) and environmental factors, such as being overweight. Diabetes also classically runs hand in hand with circulatory issues, and heart issues. Why?? They are classically lifestyle issues where a compromised Immunity results from poor lifestyle choices leading to chronic inflammatory states eventually leading into Diabetes.

Long-term complications of diabetes develop gradually. The longer you have diabetes — and the less controlled your blood sugar — the higher the risk of complications. Eventually, diabetes complications may be disabling or even life-threatening. Possible complications include:

Cardiovascular disease.

  • Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease with chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke and narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis). If you have diabetes, you are more likely to have heart disease or stroke.

Nerve damage.

  • Excess sugar can injure the walls of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish your nerves, especially in your legs. This can cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain that usually begins at the tips of the toes or fingers and gradually spreads upward. Left untreated, you could lose all sense of feeling in the affected limbs. Damage to the nerves related to digestion can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation. For men, it may lead to erectile dysfunction.

Kidney damage.

  • The kidneys contain millions of tiny blood vessel clusters that filter waste from your blood. Diabetes can damage this delicate filtering system. Severe damage can lead to kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, which may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Eye damage.

  • Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness. Diabetes also increases the risk of other serious vision conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma. I have seen blindness literally grab one of my clients overnight not even knowing he was Diabetic after having literally pass out for no known reason; that after never having been tested for such.

Foot damage.

  • Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can develop serious infections, which often heal poorly. These infections may ultimately require toe, foot or leg amputation.

Skin conditions.

  • Diabetes may leave you more susceptible to skin problems, including bacterial and fungal infections.

Hearing impairment.

  • Hearing problems are more common in people with diabetes.

Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The poorer your blood sugar control, the greater the risk appears to be. Although there are theories as to how these disorders might be connected, none has yet been proved.

Classic Treatments of Diabetes

An important part of managing diabetes — as well as your overall health — is maintaining a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan:

Treatment for type 1 diabetes involves insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump, frequent blood sugar checks, and carbohydrate counting. Treatment of type 2 diabetes primarily involves monitoring of your blood sugar, along with diabetes medications, insulin or both.

Monitoring your blood sugar. Depending on your treatment plan, you may check and record your blood sugar as often as several times a week to as many as four to eight times a day. Careful monitoring is the only way to make sure that your blood sugar level remains within your target range. People who receive insulin therapy also may choose to monitor their blood sugar levels with a continuous glucose monitor. Although this technology doesn’t yet replace the glucose meter, it can provide important information about trends in blood sugar levels.

Even with careful management, blood sugar levels can sometimes change unpredictably. With help from your diabetes treatment team, you’ll learn how your blood sugar level changes in response to food, physical activity, medications, illness, alcohol, stress — for women, fluctuations in hormone levels.

Insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need insulin therapy to survive. Many people with type 2 diabetes also need insulin therapy.

Many types of insulin are available, including rapid-acting insulin, long-acting insulin and intermediate options. Depending on your needs, your doctor may prescribe a mixture of insulin types to use throughout the day and night.

If you have prediabetes, healthy lifestyle choices can help you bring your blood sugar level back to normal or at least keep it from rising toward the levels seen in type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and healthy eating can help. Exercising at least 150 minutes a week and losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Sometimes medications — such as metformin (Glucophage, Glumetza, others) — also are an option if you’re at high risk of diabetes, including when your prediabetes is worsening or if you have cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease or polycystic ovary syndrome.

In other cases, medications to control cholesterol — statins, in particular — and high blood pressure medications are needed. Your doctor might prescribe low-dose aspirin therapy to help prevent cardiovascular disease if you’re at high risk. Healthy lifestyle choices remain key, however.

Diabetes related health issues.

  • High blood sugar. Your blood sugar level can rise for many reasons, including eating too much, being sick or not taking enough glucose-lowering medication. Check your blood sugar level as directed by your doctor, and watch for signs and symptoms of high blood sugar — frequent urination, increased thirst, dry mouth, blurred vision, fatigue and nausea. If you have hyper-glycaemia, you’ll need to adjust your meal plan, medications or both. 
  • Increased ketones in your urine. If your cells are starved for energy, your body may begin to break down fat, the last alternate after protein breakdown. This produces toxic acids known as ketones. Watch for loss of appetite, weakness, vomiting, fever, stomach pain and a sweet, fruity breath. You can check your urine for excess ketones with an over-the-counter ketones test kit. If you have excess ketones in your urine, consult your doctor right away or seek emergency care. This condition is more common in people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome. Signs and symptoms of this life-threatening condition include a high blood sugar reading, dry mouth, extreme thirst, fever, drowsiness, confusion, vision loss and hallucinations. Hyperosmolar syndrome is caused by sky-high blood sugar that turns blood thick and syrupy. It tends to be more common in people with type 2 diabetes, and it’s often preceded by an illness. Call your doctor or seek immediate medical care if you have signs or symptoms of this condition.
  • Low blood sugar . If your blood sugar level drops for any reasons, including skipping a meal and getting more physical activity than normal and may result in sweating, shakiness, weakness, hunger, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, heart palpitations, irritability, slurred speech, drowsiness, confusion, fainting and seizures. Low blood sugar is treated with quickly absorbed carbohydrates, such as fruit juice or glucose tablets.

The Alternative Solution…THE BEST ONE!!!

  • Lifestyle & Diets. Simple good lifestyle adjustments are crucial to maintain and or treat your Diabetes state. Healthy eating. Contrary to popular perception, there’s no specific diabetes diet. You’ll need to centre your diet on more fruits, vegetables and whole grains — foods that are high in nutrition and fibre and low in fat and calories — and cut down on animal products, refined carbohydrates and sweets. In fact, it’s the best eating plan for the entire family.
  • No SUGAR! Not even sweeteners, honey or molasses. Use fruit very sparingly! 
  • Probiotics. Take a daily probiotic; scientific studies have evaluated the benefit of good bacteria on gut health as relating to Diabetes Management. IMSYSER has an amazing Pre & Probiotics to ensure good maintenance of the Gut health daily and thereby also assisting optimal Immune health is ensured. This is a uniquely designed 12 STRAIN liquid probiotic (500 ml; once opened lasts 1 – 2 months) with a symbiotic relationship of the prebiotics and digestive enzymes needed to assist & mimic natural gut behaviour. Can be taken as is or in a little juice. Works from the mouth all the way through to the lowest end of gut, where most probiotics in tablet form do not even work. These common probiotics as found in pharmacies cannot be dried-freezed to go into a tablet or capsule form. Therefore Imsyser is a truly amazing product, unique in its design, and instantly effective solution to 100 % probiotic support for gut (and Immune) health.
  • Exercise. Everyone needs regular aerobic exercise, and people who have diabetes are no exception. Exercise lowers your blood sugar level by moving sugar into your cells, where it’s used for energy. Exercise also increases your sensitivity to insulin, which means your body needs less insulin to transport sugar to your cells.
  • See your medical advisor regularly. Insulin needs to be managed. We have seen enough clients start taking the IMSYSER Immune System stabiliser Tablets with amazing results as health improves and the need for Insulin is reduced over time. This needs to be managed.
  • Get adequate rest. Get enough sleep at night. Take stress seriously. The hormones your body may produce in response to prolonged stress may prevent insulin from working properly, which will raise your blood sugar and stress you even more. Set limits for yourself and prioritize your tasks. Learn relaxation techniques. And get plenty of sleep.
  • Be sun smart. 20 minutes or healthy natural sunlight to up your vitamin D levels is advised.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and can worsen the effects of Diabetes on your heart and blood vessels. If you smoke or use other types of tobacco, ask your doctor to help you quit. Smoking increases your risk of various diabetes complications. Smokers who have diabetes are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than are non-smokers who have diabetes
  • Good Heathy Water. Drink a good 2 L of water spread over the day; up to a glass an hour if you can.
  • Practice Temperance. Do unconditional forgiveness, establish and maintain Peace in your life.
  • Imsyser Immune System Stabiliser Tablets has proven with bio-feedback from our clients, itself very effective in assisting with Immune discrepancies and in so doing alleviating Diabetes symptoms as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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