Diabetes

Your Common Questions about Diabetes

To help you understand this condition a little bit better, here are answers to some of the most often asked questions about diabetes (kindly supplied by the suppliers of Glucosium):

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the level of glucose in the blood is too high. A hormone called insulin is necessary for glucose to enter the cells and become useful there. Diabetes results when the beta cells in the pancreas either fail to produce insulin or produce too little; or where the cells are unable to respond properly to insulin.

Is all diabetes the same?

No. There are several types of diabetes, including gestational diabetes, which is a temporary condition suffered by some pregnant women (but women who have experienced gestational diabetes are at risk for getting Type 2 diabetes later in life). Most diabetes falls into one of two categories. Not surprisingly, they’re called Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to manufacture insulin. This form of diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, so that it used to be called juvenile diabetes. Once you have it, it doesn’t go away no matter how long you live, so the old name isn’t appropriate. People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin. About 5% of diabetics have Type 1 diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas manufactures insulin. It may not manufacture enough or, even if a normal amount of insulin is made, the cells are unable to use it properly. This sort of diabetes is commonly diagnosed later in life, and used to be called adult onset diabetes, although it sometimes appears in children. About 95% of diabetics have Type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, this sort of diabetes is usually simpler to control than Type 1 is, and commonly doesn’t require taking insulin.

Can diabetes be cured?

No. Once it starts, you’ll always have it. However, diabetes can be controlled with proper diet, supplements, exercise and treatment. The sooner that diabetes is diagnosed and treatment begins, the less serious the consequences are likely to be.

Can I catch diabetes from someone else who has it?

No. Diabetes is purely the result of processes going on inside your own body.

Is diabetes hereditary?

Not exactly. Just because other people in your family may have been diabetic doesn’t prove that you’ll be diabetic, too. However, it appears that people in some families get diabetes more easily than most people do. For this reason, if a tendency to diabetes runs in your family, you may be wise to talk to your physician and to take appropriate precautions.

Does my diet have anything to do with diabetes?

Yes. Some foods are higher in glucose than others. This means that if, for any reason, you’re prone to diabetes, you need to make sure not to eat too much of foods with high glucose content. For the most part, a wise diet for diabetics is wise for non-diabetics, too, but you should consult your physician to determine the types and amounts of food appropriate for you to eat.

Will having diabetes prevent me from being active?

Quite the contrary. If you have diabetes, your need to exercise wisely is even greater than that of most people. You should discuss an appropriate exercise plan with your physician.

Is there any connection between weight and diabetes?

Sometimes. It has been shown that overweight people are at increased risk for diabetes, presumably because of a tendency for higher weight to be associated with increased consumption of glucose. If your body is already under any strain in keeping its glucose level under control, gaining weight might push it over the edge into a diabetic condition.

What if I don’t treat my diabetes?

Ignoring diabetes can lead to consequences ranging from high blood pressure and cholesterol, to impotence, to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputation of the legs or feet, and, ultimately, death.

Does Glucosium cause side effects?

No. Prescription diabetes medication can cause side effects such as diarrhea, liver damage and hypoglycemia.. Some diabetes prescriptions require the patient not to use alcohol. The natural, herbal ingredients of Glucosium have not been shown to cause any side effects at the appropriate dosage. Because these helpful ingredients are so powerful, you should consult your physician before taking Glucosium if you are on any medication.

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