Diabetes can refer to two different scenarios. In one instance the body doesn't produce enough insulin, so the glucose cannot be properly absorbed by their cells. This condition is called Type 1 diabetes.
In the second scenario a person's body may be producing enough insulin, but for some reason their cells resist it, causing the glucose levels to build up in their blood. This is called Type 2 diabetes.
In cases of Type 1 diabetes, the symptoms develop quickly and are generally apparent by the time a diagnosis is made. Type 2 diabetes develops over time, and it could be years before the patient even knows they have it.
With any case of diabetes, there are symptoms that appear sooner, and some that develop over time. Some of the earlier symptoms include:
- Frequent urination
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss - even though you are eating more (Type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (Type 2)
Some of the symptoms that appear over time include:
Eye problems including sensitivity to light or blindness.
Sores and infections on your feet and skin. If left untreated, this condition could lead to the removal of a limb.
Nerve damage that causes pain, tingling, and loss of feeling.
Type 2 diabetes is not the incurable disease you've been led to believe. With a combination of lifestyle changes and a nutritional and herbal protocol to help the body re-balance its sugar handling system, Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled and even eliminated.
One of the first steps is to cleanse the body of toxins. An overload of toxins will trigger the body's natural stress response which will cause an increase in blood sugar.
This chronic increase in blood sugar causes a constant production of insulin to remove the excess sugar from the blood. This excess sugar is then deposited into the cells to be burned as fuel, or stored as fat. The problem is that, over time, these cells become "resistant" to the insulin; hence "Insulin Resistant" or Type 2 Diabetes.
Before beginning any treatment program, a thorough Health Assessment is obtained along with any history of injuries and surgeries. Blood and saliva tests are also essential in determining the underlying cause so that a proper treatment protocol can be established. Then a combination of nutritional and herbal remedies are utilized, along with specific dietary and lifestyle changes to insure the body has what it needs to rebalance and revitalize.