What Is Type 1 Diabetes And Type 2 Diabetes?

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Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

Diabetes mellitus type 1 (also known as type 1 diabetes) is a form of diabetes mellitus in which not enough insulin is produced.[4] This results in high blood sugar levels in the body.[1] The classical symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, and weight loss.[4] Additional symptoms may include blurry vision, feeling tired, and poor healing.[2] Symptoms typically develop over a short period of time.[1] The cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown.[4] However, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.[1] Risk factors include having a family member with the condition.[5] The underlying mechanism involves an autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.[2] Diabetes is diagnosed by testing the level of sugar or A1C in the blood.[5][7] Type 1 diabetes can be distinguished from type 2 by testing for the presence of autoantibodies.[5] There is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes.[4] Treatment with insulin is required for survival.[1] Insulin therapy is usually given by injection just under the skin but can also be delivered by an insulin pump.[9] A diabetic diet and exercise are an important part o Continue reading >>

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  1. kenny355555

    is fish oil bad for diabetics ?

    I just read this article and think maybe I better stop taking fish oil every day.....any thoughts ?.
    Fish Oil Raises Blood Glucose Levels and Decreases the Insulin Response
    Elevated resting blood glucose levels are a diabetic’s nightmare. Spontaneous auto-oxidation of blood glucose is a significant cause of diabetic patients’ elevated increased risk of CVD. Both fish oil supplements and even “oily fish” itself are highly problematic for diabetics. In 2011, researchers looked at the effects on Type II diabetic patients eating more fish. Only from non-fatty fish, containing more Parent omega-6 and much less EPA/ DHA, did the experiment show significantly decreased blood sugars [good outcome]. Further, those who ate “fatty” fish saw a decreased insulin output of 21% [bad outcome] compared to those not eating “fatty” fish [40]. “Fatty” fish (containing more EPA/DHA), not a supplement, caused the elevated blood glucose. EPA/DHA fish oil supplements cause elevated blood glucose and blunt the insulin response in diabetics. This deleterious finding was known years ago [41,42].
    Since “fatty/oily” fish caused the same deleterious effects as the supplement, the only logical conclusion is that fish oil—in any form—is harmful to any diabetic. Diabetes is America’s #1 epidemic and both oily fish and fish oil supplements exacerbate the condition.

  2. furball64801

    Well all I can say is I really never took it till after D and that was years ago, I saw nothing that would say it was bad for me.

  3. SueK501

    What was the source of the article?

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