INFORMATION ABOUT DIABETES
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IS THERE A CURE FOR DIABETES?
So, the first thing people search for online when they want to know information about diabetes is that they search for a cure. We regret to inform you that despite intensive medical research, along with trails and tests all over the world, that there has been no definitive cure found as of yet. We are hopeful each and every day that the good news will come through and a cure will be found. Let’s hope they keep it affordable and don’t try to line their pockets with their new wonder-drug.
WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSES DIABETES?
Let’s take a quick look at what causes Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
TYPE 1 DIABETES CAUSES:
Type 1 diabetes happens to you when the immune system, which is meant to fight off internal infections, actually attacks and causes damage to the cells producing insulin in the pancreas. There have been scientific studies that came to the conclusion that things such as our genes and even the environment may be lead triggers of this disease. There are ongoing studies that aim to find the exact causes and find a way to prevent or at least slow down the disease.
TYPE 2 DIABETES CAUSES:
While this is the most common form of diabetes found in patients, it actually has most of the same causes as Type 1.
You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are not physically active and are overweight or obese. Extra weight sometimes causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. The location of body fat also makes a difference. Extra belly fat is linked to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and heart and blood vessel disease. To see if your weight puts you at risk for type 2 diabetes, check out these Body Mass Index (BMI) charts.
It is highly likely that you will develop type 2 diabetes if you keep yourself out of shape and inactive. The excess weight in your system can sometimes cause a lot of health issues such as insulin resistance. However, the location of the fat does make a difference in this case. Fat in the stomach area has been linked to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and even the dreaded heart and blood vessel disease.
This type of diabetes, type 2, normally starts with insulin resistance. It is like the tell-tale sign that something is wrong. This condition causes problems in the muscles, liver and fat cells. Owing to this, our bodies need an increase in insulin to get more glucose into the cells. The pancreas will actually create more insulin to supply the demand but this will slow down as the process continues.