Diabetes mellitus, or just diabetes, is a disoder of the metabolism. It is characterized by an absolute or relative lack of insulin with chronically elevated blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia).
This disease is considered incurable, but with good blood glucose control medications, it can be sustained close to normal values, thus significantly improving the quality of life and life expectancy.
Life of millions of diabetics means strict adherence to the prescribed diet, therapies and lifestyle. But in addition, they must take into account outside factors that influence the blood glucose levels, such as food (especially carbohydrates), alcohol, stress or increased physical activity.
Not all types of diabetes are equal. Basic division is into type 1, which occurs at a younger age, and where the insulin treatment is necessary. It is caused by the body immune system that destroys the pancreatic cells that produce insulin (beta cells). Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly in adults and progresses over time. At the beginning of the disease, it is possible to treat it with a low-calorie diet and physical activity, but later it is necessary to introduce the therapy with pills or insulin.
What is still available to patients with diabetes and are there alternative treatments? More about that, but also why a specialist decreased her therapy for several units and how blood glucose levels went down and stabilized, you can find out in the attached video from Mrs. Dušanka Nenadić from Kostolac, Serbia. Watch the video.