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.
The chart is for your better understanding of diabetes mellitus.
Medication for treatment of Diabetes will vary by your blood test results and your A1C interputation.
I have taken so many different pills, a few non-insulin shots once a week, and now two different insulins one fast acting and the other long acting. The short needles are the best not a lot of pain and will do the job. But that is your doctors call not yours or anyone else. If I could fix someone that had diabetes, then I would be a doctor doing that for everyone. There is also a pump that can control your insulin intake should you get to that point. I hope you never get to that point and do pills all the time if needed.
One thing that I do want to stress is that it can be controlled, get a good nutritionist, and a good diabetes doctor. They will tell you how, point you into the right direction and it is up to you to do or not. If you do not work at it, then you will swell in the legs and hurt. I will say this low carbs.