Diabetes is a serious and chronic illness that can affect men, women and children. It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, typically has an onset in childhood although it can be diagnosed in adults as well. While the causes are not well known, this condition has a large genetic component and occurs when the body is not able to produce it’s own insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes is typically diagnosed in adults, although it has recently been diagnosed in children as well. While there is a genetic component to type 2 diabetes, the condition can also be brought on by lifestyle. If a patient is diagnosed as being pre-diabetic this means their body has started to build a tolerance to glucose. They can prevent the occurrence of diabetes by adapting healthy lifestyle habits including a low-sugar diet and exercise.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read on natural and traditional treatments, information on monitoring glucose levels and taking insulin, and how to parent a child with diabetes. Comment on articles with your questions and share your own experience! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!