Type One and Type Two Diabetes – Complimentary and Mainstream Solutions
Complimentary and Mainstream Solutions
Although this website primarily focuses on type one diabetes, much of the information provided can also be applied to type two diabetes.
The high cost of diabetes management in the United States, and the lack of support offered by many doctors in offering natural alternatives to compliment existing mainstream treatments, has led me to create this website.
I intend to provide you with a resource for both alternative / complementary and mainstream solutions that are available in the United States.
I will cover such topics as costs, diet, nutrition, using complimentary alternatives, and the latest research to find a cure.
In a healthy individual, insulin is produced by the pancreas in response to rising blood glucose levels when foods containing sugars and starches, otherwise known as carbohydrates, are consumed. The body converts these carbohydrates into glucose, which end up in the bloodstream. Insulin helps to regulate the glucose in the blood by moving excess levels into the body’s cells where it helps to produce energy for the body. A certain level of glucose must always be maintained in the blood for proper brain function. Insulin also helps store nutrients in the cells, such as vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and sodium, etc. and plays a central role in how amino acids are used to build and create new muscle cells.
Type one and type two diabetes are two separate conditions that have the same symptoms, and over a period of time they can both lead to the same complications. These complications arise from having too much glucose in the blood, which is still unavoidable, even when both conditions are treated properly with the latest drugs and types of insulin.
Type One Diabetes
Hello, my name is Andrew Wheeler and I have had type one diabetes for over 53 years. I have lived and coped with this condition for a long time and have grown tired of being told by my doctors that “there are great strides taking place these days,” and “there will be a cure within fifteen years”. Well, here is the problem; I was hearing that line well over fifteen years ago, and although progress has been made in mainstream diabetes research, in reality, there still appears to be no accessible cure in sight for the millions around the world who suffer from this condition.
Type one diabetes, which is also known as juvenile diabetes (because it is most often diagnosed in children) occurs when little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas. The only effective treatment is to inject insulin to balance carbohydrate intake, and, therefore, hope to maintain the correct level of glucose in the blood, to avoid, or at least delay, if possible, the onset of a variety of potentially serious complications. About one in ten people who have diabetes have type one diabetes.
Type Two Diabetes
As mentioned above, although this website is primarily concerned with type one diabetes, much of the information offered (and especially in regards to dealing with possible complications, diet and nutrition, as well as costs involved) is the same when it comes to type two diabetes, also referred to as type 2 diabetes.
Type two diabetes, which is also known as adult onset diabetes (because it is most often diagnosed in adults) occurs when the insulin that is being produced by the body is not able to do its job effectively. This, as with type one diabetes, leads to having too much glucose in the blood. Treatment for type two diabetes can range from something as simple as controlling it with diet and exercise, to the addition of oral medications and insulin in order to control high blood glucose levels.
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