It’s no secret that many of us do not have control over diabetes. Whether our doctors or other medical professionals can make a definitive diagnosis, or even guess at the root causes of our diabetes is yet to be seen.
The reason I am writing this article is that I believe we all need to take charge of our health care system and learn how to manage and even treat our diabetes. I am not a medical professional but have had to take responsibility for my own health.
As a child, my parents discovered diabetes when I was young. It was quite a shock. They tried every test they could find to determine what exactly caused my problem.
Fortunately, the cause was fairly simple. Diabetes is caused by a hormone called insulin.
Insulin is an important hormone, which helps glucose from the blood to enter the cells. Without insulin, glucose from the blood cannot be easily absorbed into the cells.
To prevent the condition from occurring in the first place, the pancreas plays an important role. It produces a certain amount of insulin. This insulin is needed by the body for handling the glucose in the blood.
The pancreatic duct, a small organ in the abdomen, is responsible for the release of insulin. Insulin has to travel through a series of small tubes to reach the pancreas where it is then used to treat the glucose in the blood.
If the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin, the glucose from the blood cannot be handled properly by the body, and the condition known as diabetes develops. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, blurred vision, lack of feeling in the arms and legs, swelling of the ankles and wrists, weight loss, and pale skin. In order to determine what specific diabetes causes you to have, your doctor will take a biopsy from your pancreas. This will tell the doctor if the condition is caused by an insulin deficiency. This is a condition known as Type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes is caused by a high level of insulin called type 2 diabetes. This is a serious condition that requires medical attention in order to treat. A frequent cause of this type of diabetes is obesity.
Type 1 diabetes, and most types of diabetes, are lifelong conditions. It is important that you learn how to manage and control your diabetes. You need to learn to eat healthier, get more exercise, and get regular checkups to help diagnose the disease.