Infographic Explaining Diabetes

What Is Diabetes In Layman’s Terms?

Diabetes is a complicated and complex disease, but you don’t need a PhD to understand what’s going on in your body if you’re diagnosed with the condition.  In layman’s terms, diabetes defines a condition where blood sugar levels are not normal.

Diabetes Dilemma To Make A ChangeWhen you eat food, most of it gets converted into glucose inside your body.  Why?  Because glucose is easily converted into energy and makes a great fuel source.  When glucose is detected, your pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin which helps your cells extract it from your blood and use it to perform various tasks in your body.

The problem occurs when your pancreas becomes damaged, lazy, or simply can’t secrete enough insulin for some other reason.  When that happens, glucose builds up in the bloodstream because the cells aren’t able to utilize it.  The result?  High blood sugar or “diabetes”.

The simple solution is to learn how to jumpstart your pancreas, but that’s often easier said than done.  One reason for this is there are several different types of diabetes and a wide range of symptoms that must be controlled.  Common diabetes symptoms include extreme thirst and hunger, changes in vision, dry skin, unexplained changes in weight, and swelling, just to name a few.

Many diabetes symptoms can lay dormant for years, and a large percentage of diabetics are completely unaware they have the disease.  A test measuring blood glucose levels is needed to confirm the presence of diabetes.

There is also a genetic aspect to diabetes and there are several risk factors which can make you more susceptible to the disease.  These include things like a family history of diabetes, being overweight and/or obese, and living a fairly inactive or sedentary lifestyle.  Rarely, diabetes can also be caused by surgical procedures and certain drugs.

Diabetes is typically classified into one of three categories:  type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body is unable to produce enough insulin on its own.  Therefore, it often requires insulin injections and supplements.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease.  With this form, your body typically produces enough insulin, but it doesn’t get used properly so your blood sugar levels remain high.  The good news is, type 2 diabetes can often be controlled and even reversed through specific diet and exercise protocols tailored to each individual.  The Diabetes Destroyer is one of the most popular protocols used successfully by many diabetics to reverse type 2 diabetes.

The third main type of diabetes is called gestational diabetes and occurs in about 5 to 10 percent of pregnancies.  It typically disappears after the birth of a child, but can be dangerous to both mother and baby while still inside the womb.  Women who experience gestational diabetes are often more likely to develop other forms of diabetes later in life.

Diabetes, when left unchecked, can be a deadly disease.  But it is also one of the most easily managed and controlled.  Better yet, the disease responds well to natural protocols and can often be reversed without resorting to potentially harmful drugs and medications.