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Diabetes
 
Standard Definition

Diabetes here refers to diabetes mellitus. Other more uncommon forms of diabetes are not covered in this discussion. Diabetes mellitus results from the inability of the body to regulate blood glucose levels adequately due to an insulin insufficiency and/or insulin resistance. As a result, glucose stays in the blood, whilst the cells and tissues are starved for glucose. Diabetes can lead to poor wound healing, higher risk of infections, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, and blood vessel damage, if not controlled properly. People with diabetes have a high risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Adult-onset diabetes (also called type 2 or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) develops over time as the body becomes more resistant to the message of insulin. Childhood-onset diabetes (also called insulin-dependent diabetes) is the other form of diabetes mellitus. In this case, the pancreas cannot make the insulin needed to process glucose. Natural therapies cannot cure diabetes, but by making the body more receptive to insulin supplied by injection, it may help. It is particularly critical for people taking medication to work carefully with the doctor prescribing insulin before contemplating the use of any herbs, supplements, or dietary changes. Any change that makes the body more receptive to insulin could require critical changes in medication dosage that must be determined by the treating practitioner. Whilst blood sugar regulation is of primary importance, the secondary results of diabetes are of significant concern, and may in fact end up being the cause of significant ill health and death. Areas of focus need to include; weight loss, blood fats and atherosclerosis reduction, nervous system protection, retinal and peripheral blood circulation, liver and immune function improvement.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Dairy protein exposure in childhood
  • Genetic tendency
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet high in fats and sugars (see atherosclerosis)
  • History of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Obesity
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Glucose in the urine, as detected by a healthcare practitioner
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Increased susceptibility to infection, including thrush and skin infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Itchiness
  • Impotence
  • Numbness or burning sensation in fingers or toes
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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