Glucose is a simple sugar that is used by body cells to produce energy. It is absorbed during digestion into the blood stream. Then it is transported using insulin to the liver and muscle cells. Diabetes disease is caused when the pancreas is not producing enough insulin or the normal insulin produced is not effective in the organs it is transported to. In some cases, it can be both.
Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels. It is a disease resulting from the mode of lifestyle one is living. It takes a long time before recovery. For a person with type 1 diabetes, a diabetic diet, exercise and insulin is required. Type 1 diabetes is as a result of less than enough or sometimes zero production of insulin by the pancreas. This is why insulin injections are crucial to manage the diabetes disease. It affects people as early as from the childhood years.
Type 2 diabetes. It is as a result of too little insulin by the pancreas and low effectiveness of the insulin in the body. Treatment is supposed to increase the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas and increase the insulin's ability to work in the body. It should also reduce the amount of glucose produced and carbohydrates absorbed in the blood system. Type 2 diabetes is treated with drugs, weight reduction and exercise to increase effectiveness of the insulin in the body but when none of these seem to work, insulin is sometimes used.
A diabetes diet usually contains low fat, cholesterol and sugars. However, avoid foods with too much sugar such as sweet potatoes and some types of cereals. Try including green vegetables, soy and fish products in your diet. Uncooked vegetables, herbs, onions and garlic are good for stimulating insulin production hence managing the diabetes disease.
Before medication is provided factors such as the side effects, cost, complications and other conditions that might be important such as health conditions or pregnancy. High cost quality drugs are better than low quality cheap ones which may cause complications. Get a trusted physician to be prescribing and suggesting medication suitable for your health. Diabetes is more common with people who are obese as well as those used to sedentary lifestyles.
Other lifestyle practices that will make one more prone to getting the diabetes disease include oversleeping especially during the day, smoking and lack of exercise.