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New report provides a plan for living with type 2 diabetes
- By: Anthony Komaroff, MD,
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High glucose levels in Type I are due to a lack of insulin because the insulin producing cells have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin that is being produced.
Hi, Many of the signs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar. In both, there is too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of your body. High glucose levels in Type I are due to a lack of insulin because the insulin producing cells have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin that is being produced. Either way, your cells aren’t getting the glucose that they need, and your body lets you know by giving you these signs and symptoms.
Top Warning Signs:
1. Frequent times urination
2. Unquenchable Thirst
3. Losing Weight Without Trying
4. Weakness and Fatigue
5. Tingling or Numbness in Your Hands, Legs or Feet
6. Other Signs and Symptoms That Can Occur:
Blurred vision, skin that is dry or itchy, frequent infections or cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal are also signs that something is amiss. Again, when these signs are associated with diabetes, they are the result of high glucose levels in the body. If you notice any of the above signs, schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she will be able to tell you if you have reason to be concerned about a diagnosis of diabetes.
My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 199 he didn’t want to take the meds the Dr prescribe so he follow a sensible diet 2 weeks later his sugar went down 50 points it kept going down every few days things slow down a bit but it never went up he’s doing so well at 100 and lost 40 pounds this is what we do No process foods no sugar no white flour …we eat eggs ,fruits ,almonds ,peanut butter whole grain bread ,corn tortillas ,vegetables ,chicken ,fish ,salmon ,brown rice ,beans and my husband eats a bowl of oatmeal with a little honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon every day ,20 minute slow walk 3 or 4 times a week .
Que bueno Nelda! Just to show you eating God’s food for us will make us healthy and not get sick. We run into problems when we eat processed foods, etc. Eating food in the most natural state is the key. Congratulations, may God continue providing your husband with great health! Cuidate mucho Nelda. Dios te bendiga!
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