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Diabetes Types Part 1: Type 1 Diabetes

Starting with this article, we will be discussing the different types of Diabetes their symptoms and treatments.

Type 1 Diabetes is the rarest type of diabetes, with about five to ten percent (5-10%) of diabetics inflicted. It is also known as ‘juvenile diabetes’ as it occurred more in children, though there are cases when adults are diagnosed with it.

Diabetics which fall under Type 1 are not able to produce insulin in their bodies. The pancreas of a Type 1 Diabetes produces little or no insulin at all. As we all know, the pancreas is the organ inside our bodies that not only produces insulin but also other important hormones and functions related to digestion and breakdown of nutrients. Type 1 Diabetes differs from Type 2 Diabetes in this aspect; in Type 2 Diabetes, the body is resistant to the effects of insulin.

The inability of the pancreas to produce insulin lies on the Type 1 diabetics immune system; the patient’s immune system actually attacks and destroys the Beta cells within the pancreas. These Beta cells are important as they are chiefly responsible for insulin production. When this happens, the body will not be able to breakdown glucose (or blood sugar as it is commonly called) causing it to stay in the diabetics’ bloodstream. This in turn would cause cellular damage leading to the prime symptoms of the disease: inability to heal wounds, organ damage, blindness etc.

Signs that a person is a Type 1 diabetic is as follows: insatiable thirst , narcolepsy (tendency to sleep in any situation), blurry vision, frequent urination, ‘sweet’ urine (due to the presence of unprocessed glucose) and unconsciousness. This is dangerous as a diabetic can be in a life-threatening situation if struck with these symptoms; thus everyday activities like work or the daily commute becomes even more dangerous for the diabetic.

Type 1 Diabetics would then have to take in insulin shots for life in order for them to go about. But there are studies that prove that ampalaya, a common lowly vegetable abundant in our country can help in the treatment of diabetes.

Ampalaya Plus is a supplement that contains ampalaya extracts that help in the alleviation and treatment of diabetes. It is now available in all leading drugstores and in authorized outlets all over the Philippines.

Ampalaya Plus Capsule and Tea is a unique proprietary blend of Ampalaya Plus, banaba (Lagerstroenii speciosa), and turmeric or luyang dilaw (Curcuma longa). It can help prevent and control diabetes, cholesterol, high blood, pimples and acne.

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