The main energy source for body cells is glucose, which they absorb from the blood with the help of a hormone called insulin. In DIABETES MELLITUS, this process does not work properly, so cells cannot take up enough glucose and too much remains in the blood. There are two main types of DIABETES MELLITUS, Type 1 and Type 2; a third form, GESTATIONAL DIABETES, develops during pregnancy.
Type 1 ~ This form of DIABETES occurs when Beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed, so the Pancreas produces too little insulin or none at all. It includes individuals dependent upon insulin to prevent Ketosis. Ketosis is abnormal accumulation of Ketones in the body as a result of a deficiency or inadequate utilization of carbohydrates. A Ketone is an organic compound having the group OH linked to two Hydrocarbon radicals it is also known as the insulin dependent DIABETES MELLITUS (IDDM) and was previously called Juvenile onset DIABETES.
Type 2~ The most common for of DIABETES MELLITUS, Type 2 DIABETES develops when body cells become resistant to the effects of insulin.
Gestational Diabetes~ This form of DIABETES MELLITUS develops in about 1 in 50 women during pregnancy; it is more common in overweight women and those over the age of 30. Some of the hormones that the placenta produces during pregnancy have an anti-insulin effect. If the body cannot produce enough insulin to counter this effect, blood glucose levels rise too high and GESTATIONAL DIABETES develops. This form of DIABETES usually disappears after birth.
CAUSES OF DIABETES: Poor diet, lack of exercise and Pancreas deficiencies
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES: Excessive Urination, Unquenchable thirst, Fatigue, Rapid Loss of Weight, Tingling or Numbness in Hands, Legs and/or Feet, Blurred Vision, Dry Itchy Skin, Frequent infection and/or cuts or bruises that take a long time to heal.
HEALING DIABETES: Exercise, Plenty of RAW Fruits of Vegetables and drastically reducing the amount of sugar intake. Green string beans and Brussel sprout juice taken daily provides natural insulin that can help heal the Pancreas.