We hear about Diabetes all the time but what are the different forms of Diabetes and why do we need to be aware of diabetes?
What is Diabetes?
To understand Diabetes we first need to understand the pancreas and its function pertaining to blood sugar.
Understanding the Pancreas
The pancreas is about 6 inches long and sits across the back of our abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of our abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) through a small tube called the pancreatic duct. The narrow end of the pancreas, called the tail, extends to the left side of our bodies.
This little organ has a massive impact on the quality and length of our lives based on the hormone insulin it produces. Insulin is the master regulator in turning glucose, a type of sugar, from the food we eat into usable energy.
The Different Forms of Diabetes
When we have a malfunction of our pancreas it shows up in many areas of our lives but today we will only focus on three; Type 1, type 2 and pre-diabetes. So let’s look at these three real quick.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which our immune system destroys insulin making beta cells in our pancreas. This form of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and is known as juvenile diabetes.
There is also a condition called secondary diabetes which is like type 1, but our beta cells are compromised by disease or an injury to our pancreas, not by our immune system.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes we are still making insulin, but our cells don’t use it as well as they should and here is where the problem begins. In the beginning stage, our pancreas makes more insulin trying to deliver glucose into our cells.
But eventually our little pancreas gets tired and can’t keep up, so the glucose in our blood stream builds up to dangerous levels.
People with type 2 diabetes are said to have insulin resistance. Those of us who are mostly affected by type 2 diabetes are middle-aged or older and due to their age this is labeled adult-onset diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes also affects kids and teens, mainly because of… I hate to say it… childhood obesity caused by poor lifestyles.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type affecting an estimated 29 million of us in the U.S. not to mention that roughly 8 million of us have it and don’t even know it since our symptoms are so mild.
So now let’s take a look at prediabetes since this is where the most good can be held… prevention is the key here.
Prediabetes is an ongoing condition when our blood sugars, glucose, is elevated but not elevated enough to be diagnosed as diabetes yet. Keep in mind those of us with prediabetes, that goes uncontrolled will turn into type 2 diabetes.
Currently, about 88 million of us over age 20 in the U.S. have pre-diabetes, but 84% of us don’t even know we have this pre-life altering disease…
Can I get a… Holy Cow!!
For those of us who are fighting diabetes and those who are prediabetic understand that diabetes is a lifelong disease that demands daily attention, monitoring and lifestyle modification because without proper management, diabetes can have debilitating with irreversible consequences.
Treating Diabetes Organically
You might find yourself asking; If I am prediabetic or have diabetes… how can I treat it organically? This is such a loaded question due to the fact that it’s all individual based on a moment to moment moving disease. Therefore the answer to this question isn’t easy or easy to come by… no matter what popular media tells us.
Listen, I could get you all excited about how easy it is to make some small changes to your diet and do a little cardio and push some weights around. Or better yet I could you excited and tell you to simply get involved in generic events to control diabetes… but I would be just simply lying.
Exercise and Lifestyle Modification
So let’s see where exercise, lifestyle modification and TheissCare fits into those with prediabetes or diabetes. Keep in mind that the founder of TheissCare has worked with thousands of clients globally for the past 35 years and counting with astonishing and life saving results time and time again with clients dealing with diabetes.
We contribute our success here with those dealing with any form of diabetes to detailed monitoring and care with their health care providers.
We also contribute our success to the nature and structure of our exclusive physical facility and our virtual programs. Your success with TheissCare comes from our caring for you.
I have dedicated my life to saving yours and with that said I can assure you this. If you invest in yourself with TheissCare and do the work we unfold for you and stay the course you too will have the same opportunity for life changing and life saving outcomes. I promise you this!!!
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God Bless and as always, be safe out there!
Brian K. Theiss is an innovator and thought leader in the area of performance fitness. He has been an internationally awarded Executive Health and Wellness Consultant since 1987. He has the distinction of being the very first Certified Fitness Trainer by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA).
Brian has trained numerous Fortune 500 executives, professional and elite athletes, and high-profile entertainers. When empowering life’s possibilities, Brian is the go-to choice for the highest performance results.
In 2016, the ISSA again recognized Theiss, as the #1 Executive Health and Wellness Consultant among 250,000 fitness and wellness professionals in 93 countries. It is this consistent recognition of the TheissCare method that brings clients to TheissCare, LLC from around the world.