Type 2 diabetes?? come on….?
With diet and exercise you can treat type 2 diabetes, by increasing the sensitivity to insulin. How on the physiological level does this happen (upregulation)? And is this a full explanation of Type 2? B1. To start off, I would like to explain what type 2 diabetes mellitus is? Type 2 diabetes occurs when the insulin receptor sites on target cells are downregulated, due to overexposure. This is brought about by constant elevated blood glucose levels, commonly seen in overweight individuals. Due to the constant elevated glucose levels, beta cells (insulin releasing cells, located within the pancreas) secrete more and more insulin in order to maintain homeostasis. This desensitizes the receptors. Thanks
Help With Nutrition homework. I need to interview someone with diabetes.?
Find someone who has either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and interview them by asking the following questions. Write a summary of your interview. Do not provide a one word answer. Any family history of the disease? what type of diabetes do you have? How long ago were you diagnosed with the disease? How did you first find out you have diabetes? What symptoms, if any do you have? What do you have to do to control your diabetes (e.g. insulin, medications, exercise, diet)? How else does diabetes affect your day-to-day life?
1. No known family history of diabetes whatsoever – within the last 3 or 4 generations. 2. Type 1 diabetes. 3. Around 5 years ago August 11th 2005. 4. I lost around 4stone going from 8st8lbs down to 4st9lbs when I last weighed myself over about 5 weeks (bearing in mind I was around 5ft6in that’s tiny). I had no energy and was drinking around 6-7litres a day and using the toilet around every 30 minutes along with really bad headaches. During the day I was lethargic and then I was up overnight being sick. I went to the GP 3 times, the first time she suggested I had an underactive thyroid gland, the second time I was anorexic and bulimic and was invited to a group therapy test, the third time I had 3 different people trying to take blood from my seriously dehydrated veins whilst I was semi passed out (ended up having a blood test taken from my neck). I got a letter about these blood results 2 weeks later after I was carried unconcious from my bed to an ambulance with a blood acidity level of ph5.6 and blood glucose levels too high for the machine to read down to a fairly serious case of ketoacidosis. I’d been sick 36 times within 10 hours and was having enough trouble breathing to need an oxygen mask for the first day I spend in hospital (I was moved to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington as they have a doctor in the room 24/7 in case anything should go wrong). I spent a week in different hospitals and came home to find a letter from the GP asking me to come in for more bloodwork as there were “some anomalies”. I found out afterwards that the paramedics had told my dad’s partner that if it had been a few hours later and they’d just left me to sleep I would almost definately have died. 5. Most people don’t know i’m diabetic unless I tell them as on the outside you wouldn’t know. If my blood sugar level is high I feel lethargic, sometimes a bit sick and I usually get a headache. I’ll drink and pee more than normal as my body tries to pass the excess sugar as urine aswell as feeling hot and having a dry mouth from dehydration. If my blood sugar goes low I can have cold sweats and feel a little shaky, it becomes a bit harder to function in general as everything takes a little bit more concentration and coordination than normal. I have lumps on my legs and stomach as the white blood cells attack the synthetic insulin when I inject it. My eyesight has also deteriorated since being diagnosed althought everyone in my family wears glasses for short-sightedness anyway. 6. I inject Novomix 30 insulin twice a day, before breakfast and before dinner to control my blood sugars, it is a mix of longer and shorter acting insulins to cover the meals aswell as the rest of the day. As a top up I inject Novorapid (the shorter acting part of Novomix 30 on its own) to cover a bigger meal than normal of if I eat something high in sugar. I also test my blood sugar levels (not as often as I should – meant to test around 4 times a day before each meal and before bed) to help work out how much insulin to use. “Trying to control sugar levels without testing them is like driving a car blind.” 7. Diabetes doesn’t really affect my day-to-day life as I am quite happy injecting insulin through my clothes in a public plan (it’s been done sitting on the floor of a tube before) and I tend to eat what I want and compensate with extra insulin. Timing exercise has to be more precise as running with high blood sugar levels is both bad for you aswell as really hard work and running on too low blood sugar levels could cause you to pass out. The only thing that really affects me is having to be more careful on what I drink as spirits lower blood sugar levels and beers, wines, ciders and alcopops raise it considerably. Having lumps from injecting the insulin has affected my body confidence, even if other people don’t notice them I see them as huge and ugly (i’m an hourglass size 12 with toned arms, legs and stomach from horse riding but can’t feel confident when i know my lumps are visible – even just to me). Sorry about the really long answers but at least they’re not one-worded. Hope that helps.
my doctor told me that type 2 diabetes is reversible?
she told me if i diet and exercise it can reverse. has anyone on here reversed their diabetes before?
You have to define reversible. It’s like saying it’s curable. You can control type 2 very well with diet, exercise, weight management, and a few supplements. Read my webpage and look at my blood test numbers: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html
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