Diabetes

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!

Type 1 Diabetes Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass surgery has been found to effectively reduce weight in many obese people. Although most type 1 diabetic patients are not overweight a subset of these patients suffers from central obesity. Is type 1 diabetes bariatric surgery effective in these patients?

Type 1 Diabetes Risk for Hormonal Disorders

With type 1 diabetes the risk for hormonal disorders becomes evident. The condition appears when production of insulin in the body is sharply reduced by loss of beta cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Insulin is an essential hormone that regulates sugar (glucose) content in the blood