The lowdown on my research about type 2 diabetes.
First of all, when my step-daughter was diagnosed with
type 2 diabetes, my reaction was shock! She is 39 years
old, exercises and is not overweight. The depression she
was feeling when she was diagnosed galvanized me into
action. Here is what I found out.
By the way, there is no clinical talk here. There are
great references listed at the end of this article.
There is a small gland behind your stomach called the
pancreas. If it screws up its production of insulin, then
glucose (sugar) backs up in your bloodstream. The glucose can't
nourish the cells (give you energy) so it leaves the body through the
kidneys. That is an over simplification but basically
that's the deal.
- older age
- gestational (onset during
- no physical activity
There are other risk factors. Probably the most
important is what you eat. That's why we are here on
this page at this site. You will find great nutritional
information on the following pages.
- Blurry vision
- Cuts or sores that are slow to heal
- Itchy skin, yeast infections
- Increased thirst
- Dry mouth
- Need to urinate often
- Leg pain
If you have any questions, you
are encouraged to
contact me here.
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