Type 1 Diabetes 101: Underlying Causes
It's no secret that Diabetes is a disease that I am passionate about in my work.
While not as common as Type 2 Diabetes, it's estimated that 1.6 million Americans live with Type 1 Diabetes, including about 200,000 youth and 1.4 million adults.
It's known that the root cause of Type 1 Diabetes is the absence of insulin. For explanations unknown, the pancreas, which generally makes insulin for the body, simply does not function correctly. Comprehensive research has taken place to explain precisely why the pancreas starts to fail.
Underlying Causes of Type 1 Diabetes
As to the underlying causes of Type 1 Diabetes, I explain further below:
- In some individuals, the pancreas is severely damaged and unable to make insulin.
- Why the pancreas is damaged is not known.
- A viral infection can trigger an autoimmune response, causing the pancreas to change, resulting in an attack by the body's immune system.
I encourage you to head on over to my YouTube page to watch my latest video, where I dive further into the underlying causes of Type 1 Diabetes.
When the pancreas fails and stops producing insulin, the body can show various symptoms unique to Type 1 Diabetes.
Typical symptoms of untreated Type 1 Diabetes
- Extreme thirst
- Increased urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Mood swings
- Increased appetite
- Change in menstrual cycles and miscarriage (in adults)
- Yeast infections
Research shows that to some degree, Type 1 Diabetes can run in families. For example, if a parent has Type 1 Diabetes, their child is at a higher risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes.
Managing Type 1 Diabetes
Managing Type 1 Diabetes isn't always easy. I tell my patients to keep these practices in mind, and they'll better be able to regulate their insulin levels:
- Take your insulin as prescribed
- Ensure you're exercising on a regular basis
- Follow your doctor's recommendations on checking your blood sugar levels
- Follow a balanced diet, keeping carbohydrates counts in mind
Type 1 Diabetes is treated with insulin. A person with Type 1 Diabetes must deliver insulin under their skin to be absorbed into their bloodstream to help glucose access the cells that require it.
Treating Type 1 Diabetes is all about the amount and timing of insulin and the best way to get the correct dose of this essential hormone to assure that your body can adequately absorb the glucose circulating in your blood.
Insulin can be given by:
- An insulin pen
- An insulin pump
- Syringe injection
If you're struggling with Diabetes and losing hope with traditional medical doctors, don't give up hope.
I've seen this happen again and again with my own patients. I help patients create innovative, individualized care plans that promote lifelong health and well-being for Diabetes.
If Diabetes is still a constant battle despite receiving traditional treatment, consider learning more through one of my webinars.
My comprehensive webinars have helped many learn:
- How to discover the cause of your diabetic condition
- How traditional medicine is currently failing
- The exact strategy to reverse Diabetes
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