Type 1 Diabetes Weight Loss Symptoms

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Type 1 Diabetes

By the dLife Editors Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when insulin-producing beta cells within the pancreas are gradually destroyed and eventually fail to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s cells use glucose for energy. Blood glucose (or blood sugar) is manufactured from the food we eat (primarily carbohydrates) and by the liver. If glucose can’t be absorbed by the cells, it builds up in the bloodstream instead. Untreated, the high blood sugar levels that result can be toxic to every system of the body, causing serious complications. Type 1 accounts for 5 to 10 percent of all diagnosed diabetes in the United States. Although type 1 diabetes develops most often in children and young adults, the disease can be diagnosed at any age. Of the 1.25 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, about 200,000 are younger than twenty years old. Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is more common in Caucasians than in those of Latino, African American, or other non-Caucasian backgrounds. The rate of type 1 diabetes has been increasing by roughly 2 to 5 percent each year, globally. Type 1 Diabetes Causes Researchers have identified several g Continue reading >>

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  1. LovableLC

    Has anyone tried the Insulin Resistance or PCOS diet? If so what are the main points of it and what were your results in what time frame?

  2. DramaDame

    Check out the www.soulcysters.com site for more info...alot of people there have found success with this plan. I have read it but, was a bit confused and hated the whole "numbers" thing...but, my doctor is encouraging the the whole low carb way of life for PCOSers...thinks it really helps many symptoms.
    Sorry can't help you on these specific plans but, I know they are mentioned on the other site in great detail.
    Good Luck!

  3. willsmom7

    The insulin resistance diet is basically food combining. You are supposed to eat 7 grams of protein for every 15 grams of carbs, not to exceed 30 grams of carbs at each meal.
    I tried it last summer, but it was hard to do when all I wanted were cookies and ice cream! Now that I have done 3 weeks of induction and gotten rid of most of the sugar cravings, it probably would be much easier.
    I am very insulin resistant and haven't lost a whole lot of weight on Atkins, so I have thought about switching, but I am giving it a little more time.
    Hope this helps!!

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