How to Cure Diabetes?
How to Remove Diabetes?………
The answer to the above statements posing the questions is very simple. Ask anyone the answer will be the same – To live a long life with your loved ones.
The answer may be easy to give but to overcome the hurdles in the way of happy long lasting life is tough and challenging.
The first hurdle is Diabetes, leading towards too many big and small difficulties.
Diabetes has a very harmful effect on the body.
When a person eats or drinks, his body breaks down the sugar into glucose in the blood.
This glucose hives energy to the body. Then comes the pancreas-it produces a hormone named insulin.
A Diabetic person’s pancreas either can’t produce insulin or too little or in another condition, the insulin can’t be used efficiently.
As a result, the glucose level is increased, but rest of the calls can’t get required energy.
This gives birth to various problems affecting almost every organ of the body.
To know how this diabetes affects the human body we must know that there are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
In this type of diabetes, the immune system pf the patient attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
People affected with type 1 diabetes have to take insulin to live a healthy life.
Mostly children and young adults are affected by type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
In type 2 diabetes-the pancreas produce insulin in abundance. The cells that require energy don’t respond to the usual amount of insulin.
To manage blood glucose level, the pancreas has to work harder to produce the much higher level of hormone.
Because of this overproduction, the insulin-producing cells exhaust themselves.
At this stage, a person with type 2 diabetes requires insulin medication.
It is also to be noted that at the early stage of diabetes- it can be managed well and efficiently with the combination of diet, exercise, and careful monitoring of blood sugar level.
As already pointed out that type 1 and type 2 Diabetes have multiple effects and side effects on human body leading to severe complications.
Now the focuses are on how the various systems of the body are affected.
0. Circulatory system
0. Excretory system, Endocrine, and Digestive system
0. Central Nervous System
0. Integumentary System
0. Reproductive System
0. Microvascular Complications
0. Macrovascular disease
0. Heart disease
0. Peripheral vascular disease
0. Skin and nail
0. Diabetic foot ulcers
0. Erectile Dysfunction
0. Fatty liver
0. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
0. Alzheimer’s disease
A person suffering from high blood glucose levels can also be affected by atherosclerosis.
In simple language, it means the formation of fatty deposits in blood vessel walls.
This creates hurdle in blood flow which will further lead to another complication that us the hardening of the blood vessels.
The absence of sufficient flow of blood or circulation of blood affects hands and feet.
Diabetic persons have also prone to foot problems as the blood vessels are narrowed down in the legs and feet.
These people have severe pain in the calves while walking. Such people can’t feel cold or heat in the foot due to lack of sensation.
Diabetic neuropathy is a condition in which a person is unable to feel sensation. It is a numbness condition which may prevent you from sensing an infection and injury.
There is a high risk of developing infections or ulcers.
It can lead to hospitalization, amputations and sometimes long-term disability diabetic patients have 15-fold higher risk of lower limb amputation.
Carpal tunnel Syndrome is due to the compression of the median nerve which runs through the wrist diabetes leads to the risk of the high blood pressure.
It doubles the risk of heart disease and stroke. Smoking also creates a problem like cardiovascular disease.
Excretory Endocrine and Digestive System
When pancreas produces very little, or no insulin or the human body can’t use it.
Then other hormones are used to turn into energy.
This produces toxic chemicals, like acids and ketone bodies which creates complication called ketoacidosis.
In this disease, the affected person feels extreme thirst, excessive fatigue and he has the urge to go far urination again and again.
The affected person may have a sweet scent breath.
This is due to the increased level of ketone bodies in the blood. If a person is not treated in time, this may lead to loss of consciousness or death.
Diabetes can become the prime cause of kidney failure. The kidney filters the waste products from the blood.
Buf the large amount of protein in urine may be the warning that kidneys are not working correctly. But the symptoms are not shown until the patient reaches the advanced stage.
Kidney disease related to diabetes is known as Diabetic nephropathy.
HHS which occurs in type 2 diabetic patients is also known as the diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome.
In this condition, there is the risk of high blood glucose level, but ketones are absent.
Dehydration and loss of consciousness are the major symptoms. Diabetes is also the leading cause of gastroparesis, which results in nausea, vomiting, bloating and hear heartburn.
Diabetes can lead to lack of moisture in the skin. Diabetic patients have to be careful about their feet after bathing and swimming.
High-pressure spots under the foot can lead to calluses. If unnoticed, this can lead to ulcers. Diabetic patients are more prone to sties, boils, infection of nails, hair follicles and bacterial infections.
People who have diabetes are more prone to fungal or yeast infections.
These kinds of infections develop between toes, fingers, the groin, armpits, etc.
Symptoms include itchiness, redness, and blistering. Diabetic dermopathy can develop brown patches on the skin. Digital sclerosis causes thick skin – mostly on the feet and hands.
Central Nervous System
Diabetes severely attacks the Nervous System which surely affects the sense of heat, cold and pain.
Diabetic retinopathy means swollen and leaky blood vessels in the eyes can near the vision and even causes blindness.
People who have diabetes have cataracts at an early age in the comparison to normal healthy people. They tend to develop glaucoma.
The hormones of pregnancy can create gestational diabetes.
This leads to high blood pressure.
Normally such kind of diabetes is easily controlled, and the glucose levels become normal after the baby is born.
Women who have gestational diabetes may have babies with higher birth weight.
High blood sugar may be the reason for diabetes.
It can be controlled by medication but is unable to prevent the long-term complications.
In short, diabetes damage the whole organ system. The complications related to diabetes are divided into two categories as microvascular and macrovascular.
Damage to small blood vessels causes failure of specific organs like eyes, kidneys, nerves, and harm to larger blood vessels cause narrowing named atherosclerotic plaque.
The raptures of the plaque trigger an inflammatory reaction and give birth to blood clots.
These reactions lead to strokes and heart attacks. Certain other complications cannot be linked to injured blood vessels.
These include skin diseases fatty liver diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, polycystic ovarian syndromes, etc .
Diabetes is also the cause of eye diseases. A person who has diabetes has weak, small blood vessels in the back of the eye.
Then fluids and blood ooze out of the vessels creating visual problems.
Macrovascular Complications and PVD/Disease
In this condition, the plaques of fatty material are deposited in the arteries. The arteries become hardened and narrow.
This creates a grave situation where life is in danger because the large blood vessels of the heart, brain, and legs are the main cause of heart attacks/strokes and vascular disease, etc .
All the above diseases are called as cardiovascular diseases and the main reason for diabetic deaths.
Heart disease is the main problem resulted from diabetes. Diabetic patients have three times more risk of as compared to normal people.
One cannot ignore the effect of stroke on the diabetic person. It is a far more devastating risk factor for diabetes. A person having diabetes has as much as 150-400% risk of stroke.
Diabetes directly or indirectly is the cause of many more difficulties in the human body like cancer, skin and nail disease, infections like foot ulcers, Erectile dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Some forms of cancers are related to the type 2 diabetes like breast, stomach, kidney cancers, etc . In skin disease, the skin becomes grey-black and thick.
A diabetic patient is more likely to be severely infected by many infections like kidney infection etc.
Diabetes is the critical factor for the prevalence of importance in males aging between 39 to 70 years.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This may be due to obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high cholesterol level.
In the Alzheimer’s Disease, a person loses memory, and there is a drastic change in personality and cognitive problems.
It is the common form of dementia some researchers have given it the name of type 2 diabetes.
There is certain exercises, diet or meal plan, meditation which can control diabetes.
A whole sum diet including vegan, fruits, nuts, sprouts diet rich in fiber helps the body to maintain the blood sugar level.
Exercise can help to lose weight and increase insulin sensitivity. Morning walk, swimming, cycling, cardio, etc. can help a lot.
During meditation, the stress hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, etc. gaster the production of insulin and glucose levels in the blood.
This keeps the metabolic syndrome and diabetes normal. As we know that with all the research in diabetes, still, we are unable to find a cure for diabetes.
But we should be hopeful and positive. It is possible that our researchers may be able to find a cure in future.
Until then, we should follow the simple mantra to lead a Happy, blissful life minus diabetes with natural and simple diet, Exercise, meditation, simple living, positive thinking and stress-free life.