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Diabetes Basics

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body's ability to use glucose properly. Glucose is the source of energy for body cells, obtained from carbohydrates in all kinds of food. It can also be produced by the body from other sources, such as fats and protein derivatives in the liver.

There are two major types of diabetes

  1. Type 1 diabetes-exists in small populations, where significant insulin secretion is diminished; immediate medical attention is required through Insulin therapy.
  2. Type 2 diabetes-exists in large populations, where gradual decrease of insulin secretion is observed along with the gradual decrease of insulin sensitivity as time passes. A balanced diet, an active life style, a balanced nutritional supplement and additional medication are necessary for healthy life if required.

Normally, your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into glucose. These glucose molecules must enter the cell to undergo bio-chemical processes to produce energy as body fuels. But the cells need insulin, a hormone in your bloodstream, to take in the glucose and use it for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or it can't use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both.

Since the cells can't take in the glucose, it builds up in your blood. High levels of glucose can damage the vessels in your kidneys, heart, and eyes. Left untreated this can eventually lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and nerve damage in the feet.

It is important to understand what happens if blood sugar remains higher than normal range for days. This indicates an inefficiency of sugar metabolism and sugar utilization by the body cells.

First, if sugar is unable to get into the cell efficiently, the cell can't produce energy effectively, which stresses the cell, and the corresponding tissues-organs can't function properly which slowly affect the general health.

Second, if the sugar is unable to get into the cell in a relatively timely fashion, it may start using the proteins and fats for its energy production relatively at higher rates and producing ketones, making the blood acidic. This is called "Diabetic keto acidosis". This can cause a series of health issues, and cause hospitalization, depending on severity. If not corrected on time it can lead to death.

Third, even the sugar gets into the cell but corresponding co-enzyme fails to convert it to glucose-6-phosphate prior to the beginning of the energy production process. It may follow a different enzymatic pathway while rearranging sugar molecule as sorbitol (it can't cross cell membrane), if sorbitol remains in the cell membrane and over time it creates "Osmotic Pressure" . This makes cell stressed. The corresponding tissue-organs can't function properly and slowly effect the general health. This can make issues toward functioning of nerve ending, micro-vascular system, eye, and kidney.

Fourth, if sugars remains in the blood for longer period of time, it can bind with fatty acids, lactate and proteins floating in the blood by non-enzymatic reaction. This is called "Advanced Glycetion End Products (AGEs)". These molecules are very harmful to the vascular system. Accumulations of AGEs can cause issues with the functioning of nerve ending, macro and micro vascular system, heart, eye and kidney.

Finally, from a simple sugar increase in the blood over a period of time, can make your body's various organs and organ systems not function properly and effect general health.

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