Diabetes Type 1 (Juvenile)
Type 1 diabetes is different than type 2 diabetes in that it is considered an autoimmune disorder that leads to hyperglycemia. Type 1 diabetes is a result of the body attacking its own beta cells in the pancreas where insulin is produced.
There are 4 distinct types of pain under Type 1 diabetes which include:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Autonomic neuropathy
- Radiculoplexus neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy affects the legs, feet, arms, and hands and is considered the most common form of diabetic pain. Pain in the eyes, stomach, lungs, bladder, and heart is usually due to autonomic neuropathy. Mononeuropathy is relevant when there is damage done to a specific nerve on the face, torso, or legs. Radiculoplexus neuropathy is considered intense pain in the hip, thigh, or buttocks, weakness of atrophied muscles, and swelling of the abdomen.
Traditional treatments have not found a cure for type 1 diabetes, but there are natural treatments that are showing great improvements on this condition. Here at Stem Cell International, we offer these types of treatments and would love to discuss your options and if we’d be a fit for helping you with your type 1 diabetes. If you’d like to know more about our treatment selection, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.