References: Personal experience, Diabetic doctors, MD, Kidney doctors, ADA and other readings of the medical profession. A list will follow in the next addition.
I do not have a medical degree and I have no intention to diagnose the reader or treat a reader. I am writing from research, personal experiences, and I will refer to articles that have been published by medical doctors. I have been under doctors care since 1995 for diabetes type II. I began treatment with pills, and diet. I will take you down the road that I have traveled then at the end I will leave you with a couple of thoughts to consider.
- Type 1 and Type II
- Estimated 3 million cases per year
- No none cure, but can be treated by lowering the blood sugar levels i.e., A1C levels
- Can cause death, kidney disease, stroke, heart problems, and peripheral nerve damage, and other problems as well.
- Is related or causes many other disorders, hypertension, hypoglycemia, eye problems and other.
- Developes from inadequate production of insulin
- Cells may not be using or responding to insulin production in a proper way.
- Controlled diet can aid in the reduction of blood sugar
- Exercise also contributes to a reduction of blood sugar.
If I may interject here personal experiences: I am controlled to a A1C level of 6.3 which is good, the best is below 6.0 and the doctors get concerned when above 7.0. When I visit a doctor I can expect a blood test which will include an A1C result. The A1C represents your diet and blood conditions for the last 3 months.
When I was first told that I was diabetic, I could not believe it. My mother had it bad, as did others in my family, but not me I am never sick. Yep, that is stupid thinking. Eyes became b blurred, filling crazy and that was me. I was on the medications, pills, at the time and I was driving trucks at that time. So, I was being stupid and I came off my meds for a while. My vision was acting up, so I took a sugar reading, simple test, and my reading was over 500. Well when I got home I went to the doctor and got myself back on the medication. This was in the 1990’s. Today I am on one shot three times a day, and one shot at bedtime. No pills now. I have things like Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), I am hypoglycemic (low blood sugar). So, I look at is a cancer, and I have had a cancer also, it will take you down slowly, and you will now what is going on until it tells you to go to see the doctor. My mother had a number of strokes and was paralyzed before she passed.
When a doctor says this is wrong with you, do research, learn all you can about it, work with the doctors, ask questions, and they can help you. I will have more on this subject soon. I hate to see anyone down in life. Life is too good to lose if you can avoid it.