Tag Archives: Diabetes

  • Conventional Treatment

    Type 1 diabetes is treated by insulin injections and a healthy diet, and regular exercise is recommended.  Insulin cannot be taken by mouth because it is destroyed by the digestive juices in the stomach. People with this type of diabetes commonly take either two or four injections of insulin each day. Type 2 diabetes is treated […]

  • Causes and Risk Factors

    Type 1  Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. Nobody knows for sure why these cells have been damaged but the most likely cause is an abnormal reaction of the body to the cells. This may be triggered by a viral or other infection.  Type 2   If you […]

  • The Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

    • Increased thirst • Going to the loo (for a wee) all the time – especially at night • Extreme tiredness • Weight loss • Blurred vision • Genital itching or regular episodes of thrush • Slow healing of wounds In Type 1 diabetes the signs and symptoms will usually be very obvious, developing quickly, usually over a few weeks.  In people […]

  • What is Diabetes Mellitus?

    Diabetes Mellitus is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of carbohydrate containing food and drinks, and is also produced by the liver. Carbohydrate comes from many different sources including starchy foods such as bread, potatoes and […]

  • Processed food….. a cause of cancer

    Processed food….. a cause of cancer Processed foods are part of our life these days, but how good are they for us? They are certainly more convenient and faster, and what we do know is that obesity and processed foods play a key role in cancer. Why? New studies published over the last 2 years […]