What is diabetes mellitus?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't produce or properly use
insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, an organ near the
stomach. Insulin is needed to turn sugar and other food into energy. When
you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use
its own insulin as well as it should, or both. This causes sugars to build
up too high in your blood.
Diabetes mellitus is defined as a fasting blood glucose of 126 milligrams
per deciliter (mg/dL) or more. “Pre-diabetes” is a condition in which blood
glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetic. People with
pre-diabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart
disease and stroke, and have one of these conditions:
impaired fasting glucose
(100 to 125 mg/dL)
impaired glucose tolerance
(fasting glucose less than 126 mg/dL and a glucose level between 140 and
199 mg/dL two hours after taking an oral glucose tolerance test)
What are type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. It appears most often in
middle-aged adults; however, adolescents and young adults are developing
type 2 diabetes at an alarming rate. It develops when the body doesn’t make
enough insulin and doesn’t efficiently use the insulin it makes (insulin
Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults. In type 1, the
pancreas makes little or no insulin. Without daily injections of insulin,
people with type 1 diabetes won’t survive.
Both forms of diabetes may be inherited in genes. A family history of
diabetes can significantly increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Untreated diabetes can lead to many serious medical problems. These include
blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease, limb amputations and
cardiovascular disease (CVD).
How are insulin resistance, diabetes and CVD related?
Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control, it
greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. In fact, most people
with diabetes die of some form of heart or blood vessel disease.
Pre-diabetes and subsequent type 2 diabetes usually result from insulin
resistance. When insulin resistance or diabetes occur with other CVD risk
factors (such as obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and high
triglycerides), the risk of heart disease and stroke rises even more.
Insulin resistance is associated with atherosclerosis (fatty buildups in
arteries) and blood vessel disease, even before diabetes is diagnosed.
That’s why it’s important to prevent and control insulin resistance and
diabetes. Obesity and physical inactivity are important risk factors for
insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
How is diabetes treated?
When diabetes is detected, a doctor may prescribe changes in eating habits,
weight control and exercise programs, and even drugs to keep it in check.
It's critical for people with diabetes to have regular checkups. Work
closely with your healthcare provider to manage diabetes and control any
other risk factors. For example, blood pressure for people with diabetes and
high blood pressure should be lower than 130/80 mm Hg.
Dietary supplement for
can reduce the symptoms of diabetes, by helping the pancreas to produce
insulin. Propolis can work particularly well with Royal Jelly. However,
please note that diabetes is a chronic condition, with no known cure. Our
aim when advising people on taking Propolis and Royal Jelly, is to provide
them with the nutrients to reduce their symptoms, and hence their frequency
of insulin injections or tablet usage.
Scientists made one of the first associations between omega-3s and
human health while studying the Inuit (Eskimo) people of Greenland in
the 1970s. As a group, the Inuit
suffered far less from certain diseases (coronary heart disease, rheumatoid
arthritis, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis) than their European counterparts.
Yet their diet was very high in fat from eating whale, seal, and salmon.
Eventually researchers realized that these foods were all rich in omega-3
fatty acids, which provided real disease-countering benefits.
Here are some of the illnesses that respond to Colostrum:
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Colostrum is made from the best quality New Zealand
bovine colostrum. it helps support the immune function and growth factors
and provides positive effects for health and well being.
Most people benefit from taking cow colostrum as an every day immune
system enhancer, but in particular people suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome,
Candida, Stomach Ulcers, Acne, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis
as well as being much in demand by athletes for building muscle. Colostrum
contains growth factors that help to slow the aging process in anybody who
takes it. It also helps to stimulate wound healing, cartilage and nerve
regeneration, which is helpful in cases of Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain
Barre Syndrome and its variants.