Learning The Symptoms And Best Treatments For Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes
Chances are that you or someone you know has type 2 diabetes. More than one in ten Americans do. This means that approximately twenty-nine million people in the United States suffer from the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. When you add Americans who have type 1 diabetes, the number increases to over thirty million people. Another eighty-six million have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All told, these numbers are truly epidemic in proportion.
Because of the dramatic inroads that have been made in regenerative medicine, type 2 diabetes treatment is one of the most regularly performed therapies at NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida. Regenerative medicine has now been in effect for decades, using adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma in the treatment of a wide array of ailments, injury and chronic disorders*. Type 2 diabetes has been safely and effectively treated with FDA guidelines-compliant adult stem cell therapy for many of these years.
But how do you know if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Let’s take a closer look at the warning signs, and the best way to go about find effective type 1 or type 2 diabetes treatment.
The Basics of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes has been known as a disease since ancient times. It is a metabolic disorder. Whether talking about type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the hallmark of this chronic disease is the same. Sugar levels in the blood (also known as blood glucose) become abnormally high. This occurs when the pancreas fails to produce sufficient amounts of insulin or the body doesn’t react properly to that insulin.
Glucose is a simple sugar that is an essential energy source for the body. But it needs to be regulated when it enters the bloodstream. Insulin is the primary regulator of blood sugar. It is a hormone that lowers glucose levels within the blood. It’s natural for glucose levels to rise and fall throughout the day. For example, the levels rise after someone eats. So the pancreas releases insulin after food is eaten, normalizing glucose levels and helping the body absorb and use the glucose.
Generally, this is an automatic system that functions normally within the body. But when someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there is either a lack in insulin production or the body responds insufficiently to the insulin produced by the pancreas.
Type 1 diabetes was formerly known as juvenile onset diabetes. That’s because type 1 is generally a condition that a person develops very early in life. Type 1 can be considered an autoimmune condition, since the immune system mistakenly attacks insulin-producing cells within the pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes was once called adult onset diabetes, since type 2 can develop later in life. While it can begin prior to age forty, over ninety percent of people who develop type 2 diabetes do so at forty years of age or later. Type 2 is a result of the body developing a resistance to insulin or when the pancreas quits making sufficient quantities of insulin.
The Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
There are a number of warning signs to look for regarding both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They include:
- An increasing need to urinate
- Feeling excessively thirsty
- Experiencing unwanted weight loss
- Increased, persistent hunger
- Feelings of increased fatigue
- Diabetic dermopathy, which appears as red or brown scaly patches on the skin
- Wounds and/or sores that are very slow to heal
- More frequent occurrence of yeast infections
- Tingling sensations or numbness in feet or toes
- Blurred vision
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be a matter of genetics. But type 2 diabetes, in particular, can also develop due to lifestyle choices. Risk factors, both hereditary and due to lifestyle, include:
- Obesity or too much weight gain
- Being too sedentary
- Having a family history of diabetes
- Being hypertensive (having high blood pressure)
- High triglyceride levels in the blood (triglycerides are the main components of body fat)
- Not enough “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels in the blood
The Human Cost of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
Without proper diabetes treatment, the disease can cause blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. It has been known to lead to need for kidney dialysis as well as the amputation of limbs. This is because both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can damage small blood vessels. This is known as microvascular disease.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are known to be factors in the acceleration of atherosclerosis, which is a condition that hardens and narrows the arteries. Known as macrovascular disease, this means that diabetes can lead to stroke, coronary heart disease, and other diseases of the large blood vessel system.
The Financial Cost of Diabetes
In 2012, the total cost of the diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes was estimated to be 245 billion dollars. This includes 176 billion dollars for direct medical expenses and 69 billion dollars in reduced and/or lost productivity. This is at a national level. On a more personal level, the financial damage can be devastating.
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
The good news is that, today, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be treated safely and effectively with stem cell therapy.* Prior to the advances of regenerative medicine, drug therapy was the only solution. While diabetes treatment through medication can make a difference, it can’t address the core reason for the disease: the body’s inability to produce insulin or its inability to properly react to insulin.
Stem cells, however, are what the body uses to repair and regenerate damaged tissue. Regardless of what type of cell the body needs, whether for skin, muscle, blood, bone, gland, or organ, stem cells become whatever type is needed. When applied to diabetes treatment, stem cells travel to the areas in need of repair, rejuvenation and regrowth, leading to improved function.*
Years of studies back up NSI’s practical application of type 1 and type 2 diabetes treatment, showing improved glucose regulation as well as improved kidney function.* Diabetes treatment through stem cell therapy has been shown to help reduce need for medication, or even eliminate the need for medication in some cases.*
NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida exclusively practice FDA guidelines-compliant diabetes treatment. This means that NSI uses only the patient’s own stem cells. The procedure is minimally invasive, is done on an outpatient basis, and is done in a matter of a few hours. There is no recovery time needed afterward.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.