Symptoms Of Diabetes Type 2
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Symptoms Of Diabetes Type 2

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Health and Wellness Revolution is dedicated to informing the general public about media censored information that has a direct and vital impact on their basic health and wellness. A growing list of information is being released by disillusioned doctors, health care professionals and members of the scientific community that is rocking the health care world to the core. Many of these whistle-blower leaks and exposés disclose corruption, collusion, fraud and malfeasance between government bodies, the health care industry itself and a number of soulless corporations. Join the Revolution. Health and Wellness Revolution Disclaimer All the material contained in this book is provided for educational and informational purposes only. No responsibility can be taken for any results or outcomes resulting from the use of this material. While every attempt has been made to provide information that is both accurate and effective, the author does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or use/misuse of this information. Copyright © 2015 Health and Wellness Revolution All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher Health and Wellness Revolution.

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Health and Wellness Revolution is dedicated to informing the general public about
media censored information that has a direct and vital impact on their basic health
and wellness.
A growing list of information is being released by disillusioned doctors, health care
professionals and members of the scientific community that is rocking the health
care world to the core. Many of these whistle-blower leaks and exposés disclose
corruption, collusion, fraud and malfeasance between government bodies, the
health care industry itself and a number of soulless corporations.

Join the Revolution.
Health and Wellness Revolution
Disclaimer
All the material contained in this book is provided for educational and
informational purposes only. No responsibility can be taken for any results or
outcomes resulting from the use of this material. While every attempt has
been made to provide information that is both accurate and effective, the
author does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or use/misuse of
this information.
Copyright © 2015 Health and Wellness Revolution
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or
by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the publisher Health and Wellness Revolution.
Type 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page i
What Is Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes has become a global epidemic
and every 30 seconds, someone’s doctor
grimly advises them that they’ve been
diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It’s a sad
fact for many, but for you, it can be the
catalyst that results in powerful lifelong
changes that actually better your health
and eliminate all traces of this scary
disease.
For many people, when the diagnosis
comes, there’s an instant feeling of fear and panic that sets in. You’re shocked (even if
you’re overweight and haven’t taken care of yourself).
It’s one of those feelings where you think, “This couldn’t be happening to me!” But it did
happen. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who got a warning first – your doctor
told you that you’re merely prediabetic.
Either way, it’s a wake up call – and it shouldn’t make you anxious, but aware. Some
people immediately turn to the Internet and try to find out as much about the disease
as possible.
They picture an endless stream of needles – and
most people fear needles, so this adds to the
anxiety. You’ll read a lot about dealing with the
changes, but the fact that you can prevent or
actually reverse diabetes is a foreign concept to
many.
Diabetes is a numbers game. Some people live
with their diabetes believing it to be a life
sentence. They don’t alter bad habits – they
simply find solutions to fix insulin levels when
they’re off.
You don’t have to live like that. If you want to be free of the diabetes diagnosis once and
for all, you need to commit to a plan that allows you to make simple changes that defeat
diabetes permanently.
Page iiType 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page Table of Contents
What is Diabetes ……………………………………………………………. 1
Two Types of Diabetes ..…………………………………………… 1
Diagnosis Of Type 2 Diabetes ..………………………………… 2
Risk Factors For T ..…………………………… 3
The Statistics ..………………………………………………………… 3
Health Consequences Of Diabetes .………………………………… 5
Heart Disease And Stroke ………..……………………………… 5
Kidney Disease ………………………..……………………………… 5
Eye Disease ……………………………..……………………………… 6
Peripheral Vascular Disease ……….…………………………… 6
Diabetic Neuropathy ………………….…………………………… 7
Premature Death ……………………….…………………………… 7
Symptoms Of Diabetes Type 2 ……………….…………….. 8
Managing Diabetes ……………….……………………………………….. 9
Natural Complementary Therapies For Diabetes ……………. 10
Alternative Treatments ….………………………………………………. 11






Page iiiType 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - CureWhat Is Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus (or “diabetes” as it’s commonly known) is a metabolic disorder linked with
elevated blood glucose. Normally, when we eat foods containing carbohydrates, we absorb
glucose from the stomach. The increase in glucose triggers the islet cells in the pancreas to
put out a hormone known as insulin. Insulin binds to cells in the body allowing the cells to
take up the glucose to use as fuel for cells.
Without insulin production or with insulin resistance, glucose cannot get into the cells, which
do not get enough nutrients and the sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream elevates, damaging
organs and blood vessels. This is when diabetes
occurs.
Two Types of Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes, is considered an autoimmune
disease where the body makes antibodies that
destroy the islet cells of the pancreas, leading to
very low insulin levels and extremely high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Once the death of the
islet cells occurs, the process is irreversible. The patient’s only recourse is to take shots of
short, medium, and/or long acting insulin to make up for the insulin the body doesn’t make.
Type 1 diabetes is often referred to as insulin dependent.
Type 2 Diabetes. With this type of diabetes, the individual makes enough insulin; however, the
cells become resistant to it and even with elevated insulin levels, not enough glucose enters
the cells. The blood sugar rises and causes the same complications as type 1 diabetes.
Fortunately, this type of diabetes can be treated with medication, healthy lifestyle choices, and
other natural therapies. Type 2 diabetes, unlike type 1 can be reversed, with weight loss and
healthy diet.
Type 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page 1Diagnosis Of Type 2 Diabetes
The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, is made by a doctor, and is based on a blood
test known as the Hemoglobin A1C. According to the United States Department of Health and
Human Services, lab analysis of blood is required to ensure accurate results.
While glucose-measuring devices (finger stick tests pictured on the left) either used at home or
at the doctor’s office can be used to track and manage blood glucose on a regular basis, they
are not accurate enough for diagnosis.
The A1C became the standard test for the
diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and
prediabetes in 2009 and is reported as a
percentage:
· Normal reading is below 5.7%
· 5.7% to 6.4% indicates prediabetes,
and those with a reading above 6.0%
are considered at a very high risk of developing type 2 diabetes
· Any reading over 6.5% means a person has diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page 2Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes
It’s possible for anyone can get type 2 diabetes, but certain high risk factors do exist:
§ People age 45 and older
§ Those who are obese or overweight with a BMI
or 35 or more
§ Those who have had gestational diabetes
§ When type 2 diabetes runs in the family
§ Those who have been diagnosed with
prediabetes
§ Poor lifestyle choices, like unhealthy diet and
lack of exercise
§ Those who have low HDL (good) cholesterol or
high triglycerides
§ Those who have high blood pressure
§ African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans
and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders are at
higher risk for contracting this disease
§
The Statistics
Although diabetes can occur at any age. Below are the numbers reported by the American
Diabetes Association, the Diabetes Prevention Program and other government authorities
show the staggering prevalence of diabetes, and
specifically the preventable type 2 diabetes which
accounts for most of the cases in the United States.
§ 29.1 million adults in the United States have
diabetes, of those 90% to 95% are diagnosed with
type 2. This equates to 1 in 10 adults age 20 to 64.
§ Diabetes incidence increases with age. About 26%
of people 65 years of age or older have diabetes,
this equates to 1 in 4 senior adults.

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§ Of the 29 million diabetics, only 21 million have been diagnosed and 8 million remain
undiagnosed and have no idea they have the disease.
§ 1 out of 3 babies born in 2000 will develop diabetes.
§ 86 million people age 20 years had prediabetes in 2012. That’s up from 79 million in
2010. Pre-diabetes is the occurrence of insulin resistance and mildly elevated levels of
blood sugar but not enough to meet the criteria for diabetes. If a person who is
diagnosed with pre-diabetes continues an unhealthy lifestyle that promotes it, they can
easily tip the scales toward the diagnosis of diabetes.
th§ Diabetes is the 7 leading cause of death in the U.S. Diabetes alone is the cause of
death in about 69,000 people per year. It is listed as a contributing factor toward death
in another 234,000 death certificates.
§ The incidence of diabetes varies among different ethnic groups. It makes up 7.6% of
the population in Caucasians and 9% of the Asian population. The rates of diabetes are
higher in non-Hispanic blacks at 13.2% and American Indians or Alaskan natives at
15.9%.
§ 9.2% of pregnancies are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Women who develop
gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a 35% to 60% chance of developing type 2
diabetes within 10 to 20 years following the pregnancy.
§ Diagnosed cases of diabetes cost the United States an estimated $245 billion in 2012,
and the figures for the symptoms of diabetes type 2 are only expected to rise.
Type 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page 4Health Consequences Of Diabetes
No matter what type of diabetes you have, the end result is high circulating blood sugars.
Elevated blood sugars are not healthy for the organs and blood vessels of the body. The
phenomenon of high blood sugar causes blockages of the tiny and large blood vessels of the
body, damaging organs and causing several possible complications.
Heart Disease And Stroke
Diabetics do not die because of simple high blood sugar, but because of heart disease or
stroke. According to the World Health Organization,
50% of diabetics die from heart disease or stroke.
According to the American Diabetes Association,
71% of adults with diabetes also have hypertension.
Diabetes is often associated with high cholesterol
and triglycerides, which promote the formation of
plaques on the walls of the arteries. These plaques
begin to grow and restrict blood flow, especially to
the brain and in the small vessels supplying the circulation to the heart. With enough
blockage, the heart, or brain do not get enough oxygen and parts of these organs die off. If
enough of the heart or brain dies off, the person dies of either a stroke of the brain or a heart
attack.
Kidney Disease
Excess blood sugar spills out into the urine, which
overloads the kidneys. If the kidneys become
overworked from too much blood sugar, kidney failure
can happen. diabetes can also affect the blood vessels
Type 2 Diabetes © Prevention - Control - Cure Page 5of the kidney so that the kidney does not get enough circulation. When the kidneys fail, excess
fluid develops in the body and the kidneys cannot catch up. If the kidneys cannot do the job of
getting rid of the waste products of the body, the toxins build up and the individual will need a
kidney transplant or permanent kidney dialysis. Kidney failure can be a cause of death in
diabetics, and 44% of all kidney failures in 2011 were the result of diabetes.
Eye Disease
Diabetes can cause blindness by causing the tiny vessels of the retina or back of the eye to
rupture and spill blood across the retinal surface; this condition is called diabetic retinopathy
and leads to blind spots in vision and eventually to total blindness. Doctors have ways of
coagulating the blood in the vessels using a laser;
however, this does not cure the underlying process
and blindness is simply delayed unless the diabetic
gets the blood sugars under control. According to the
National Eye Institute, 7,686 cases of diabetic
retinopathy were diagnosed in 2010 that number is
up from 2,063 in the year 2000. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults
age 20 to 74.
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Another of the symptoms of diabetes type 2 is the risk for loss of limbs, particularly the lower
extremities. It can come from plaque build-up in the large arteries supplying the leg or in the
smaller vessels, such as in the feet. If the blockage is significant, gangrene of the feet and legs
can occur so that the gangrenous part needs to be amputated. According to the Centers For
Disease Control, 60% of all non-traumatic amputations of lower limbs occur in people with
diabetes due to nerve damage. This can severely limit the diabetic’s mobility and may confine
them to a wheel chair.
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