Diabetes Type 1
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.
Diabetes Type II
Type 2 diabetes is developed when our bodies become resistant to insulin, or if the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. Insulin is hormone that is secreted into the bloodstream by the pancreas, which enables sugar to enter our cells. As your blood sugar level drops, so does the secretion of insulin from our pancreas.
The common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Increased hunger
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Areas of darkened skin
- Frequent infections
It’s still uncertain to researchers why people develop type 2 diabetes, but there have been findings on contributing factors such as weight, fat distribution, and inactivity. Other variables that can increase your risk include family history, race, age, prediabetes, gestational diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome are all risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
It’s important to not ignore the implications of type 2 diabetes. Although in the early stages you may not have painful symptoms, as your type 2 diabetes gets gradually worse, the damages can be severe and even life-threatening. Some potential underlying issues include heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, and Alzheimer’s disease.
This is why it’s important to get in touch with a medical professional. They are going to be able to get you on the right treatment plan and track your progress. Here at Stem Cell International we believe in natural treatment alternatives that can greatly benefit individuals with type 2 diabetes. Book an appointment today so we can begin targeting the right treatment plan for you.