Diabetes Mellitus, Types of Diabetes, Prevention, complications and Natural Treatment


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Diabetes Mellitus can strike anyone, from any walk of life. And it does – in numbers that are dramatically increasing. In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped almost 50 percent – to almost 350million people worldwide.

Worldwide, it afflicts more than 350 million people currently.  And the World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, number of people living with diabetes will more than double. Today, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined. It is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke. Living with diabetes places an enormous emotional, physical and financial burden on the entire family.


Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).insulin vs glucoseInsulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose to enter the body’s cells, where it is used as fuel for energy so we can work, play and generally live our lives. It is vital for life. Glucose comes from digesting carbohydrate and is also produced by the liver. If you have diabetes, your body cannot make proper use of this glucose, so, it builds up in the blood and can’t be used as fuel.pijl


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  1. About 347 Million People Worldwide Have Diabetes – There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, including obesity and physical inactivity.
  1. Diabetes Is Predicted To Become The 7th Leading Cause Of Death In The World By The Year 2030 – Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years.
  1. There Are Two Major Forms Of Diabetes – Type 1 diabetes is characterised by a lack of insulin production and type 2 diabetes results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin.
  1. A Third Type Of Diabetes Is Gestational Diabetes – This type is characterised by hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, with values above normal but below those diagnostic of diabetes, occurring during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and at delivery. They are also at increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the future.
  1. Type 2 Diabetes Is Much More Common Than Type 1 Diabetes – Type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Reports of type 2 diabetes in children – previously rare – have increased worldwide. In some countries, it accounts for almost half of newly diagnosed cases in children and adolescents.
  1. Cardiovascular Disease Is Responsible For Between 50% And 80% Of Deaths In People With Diabetes – Diabetes has become one of the major causes of premature illness and death in most countries, mainly through the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  1. In 2012 Diabetes Was The Direct Cause Of 1.5 Million Deaths
  1. 80% Of Diabetes Deaths Occur In Low- And Middle-Income Countries – In developed countries most people with diabetes are above the age of retirement, whereas in developing countries (such as Nigeria) those most frequently affected are aged between 35 and 64.
  1. Diabetes Is A Leading Cause Of Blindness, Amputation And Kidney Failure – Lack of awareness about diabetes, combined with insufficient access to health services and essential medicines, can lead to complications such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure.
  1. Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Prevented – Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days and a healthy diet can drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented.

Credit – World Health Organisation – (http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/diabetes/facts/en/)


There are a number of different types of diabetes, some of which are more prevalent than others. The most common types are;

  1. Type 1 Diabetes
  2. Type 2 Diabetes and
  3. Gestational Diabetes

The most common form of diabetes in the general population is type2 diabetes, which often develops from pre-diabetes. Type1 diabetes is more common in children and gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy.


Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and kills the beta cells of the pancreas. No, or very little, insulin is released into the body. As a result, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being used as energy. About five to 10 per cent of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes generally develops in childhood or adolescence, but can also develop in adulthood too. Type 1 diabetes is always treated with insulin and meal planning also helps with keeping blood sugar at the right levels. Type 1 diabetes also includes latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), the term used to describe the small number of people with apparent type 2 diabetes who appear to have immune-mediated loss of pancreatic beta cells.

Conditions Linked With Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakes its own cells for invading pathogens that need to be destroyed. People with type 1 diabetes tend to have a higher risk of having other autoimmune diseases than the rest of the population and those other autoimmune diseases include:

  • Coeliac disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Addisons disease
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease


Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body can’t properly use the insulin that is released (called insulin insensitivity) or does not make enough insulin. As a result, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being used as energy. About 90 per cent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes more often develops in adults, but children can be affected too. Depending on the severity of type 2 diabetes, it may be managed through physical activity and meal planning, or may also require medications and/or insulin to control blood sugar more effectively.

Conditions Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

There are a number of conditions that are not necessarily a direct cause but are closely linked with type 2 diabetes. Conditions closely linked with type 2 diabetes include: Alzheimer’s Disease – as noted above, this has been referred to as type 3 diabetes by some researchers Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – a condition that can impact on fertility in women Cushing’s Syndrome – a condition characterised by excess production of the hormone cortisol Pancreatic Cancer – has been linked with type 2 diabetes with some debate as to which condition may influence the other


A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy. It affects approximately two to four per cent of all pregnancies (in the non-Aboriginal population) and involves an increased risk of developing diabetes for both mother and child.


Long-term complications of diabetes develop gradually. The longer you have diabetes — and the less controlled your blood sugar — the higher the risk of complications. Eventually, diabetes complications may be disabling or even life-threatening. Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. The good news? With the correct treatment and recommended lifestyle changes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications. Some even get the condition reversed entirely. People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems. Consistently high blood glucose levels can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In addition, people with diabetes also have a higher risk of developing infections. In almost all high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. Maintaining blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol at or close to normal can help delay or prevent diabetes complications. Therefore people with diabetes need regular monitoring. Possible complications include;

  • Cardiovascular Disease cardiovascular disease due to diabetesDiabetes dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease with chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke and narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis). If you have diabetes, you are more likely to have heart disease or stroke.
  • Nerve Damage (Neuropathy) – Excess sugar can injure the walls of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish your nerves, especially in your legs. This can cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain that usually begins at the tips of the toes or fingers and gradually spreads upward. Left untreated, you could lose all sense of feeling in the affected limbs. Damage to the nerves related to digestion can cause problems with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. For men, it may lead to erectile dysfunction.
  • Kidney Damage (Nephropathy)  The kidneys contain millions of tiny blood vessel clustersKidney Damage due to diabetes(glomeruli) that filter waste from your blood. Diabetes can damage this delicate filtering system. Severe damage can lead to kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, which may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.
  • Eye Damage (Retinopathy) – Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness. Diabetes also increases the risk of other serious vision conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.
  • Foot Damage foot damage due to diabetesNerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. Left untreated, cuts and blisters can develop serious infections, which often heal poorly. These infections may ultimately require toe, foot or leg amputation.
  • Skin Conditions – Diabetes may leave you more susceptible to skin problems, including bacterial and fungal infections.
  • Hearing Impairment – Hearing problems are more common in people with diabetes.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The poorer your blood sugar control, the greater the risk appears to be. Although, there are theories as to how these disorders might be connected, none has yet been proved.
  • Pregnancy Complications – Women with any type of diabetes during pregnancy risk a number of complications if they do not carefully monitor and manage their condition. To prevent possible organ damage to the foetus, women with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes should achieve target glucose levels before conception. All women with diabetes during pregnancy, type 1, type 2 or gestational should strive for normal blood glucose levels throughout to minimize complications. High blood glucose during pregnancy can lead to the foetus putting on excess weight. This can lead to problems in delivery, trauma to the child and mother, and a sudden drop in blood glucose for the child after birth. Children who are exposed for a long time to high blood glucose in the womb are at higher risk of developing diabetes in the future.


Introducing the Diabetes Remedy Kit – A natural and scientifically proven approach to reverse diabetes permanently…

You can start using these 4 Steps in the Diabetes Remedy Kit to start reversing your diabetes today. With these 4 Diabetes-Destroying steps…

  • You can completely and permanently reverse your Type-2 diabetes or pre-diabetes in as little as 1 week.
  • It doesn’t matter how long you’ve had the disease.
  • It doesn’t matter how old you are.
  • It doesn’t matter if your blood sugar levels are sky-high.
  • You’ll be free from annoying insulin shots and painful finger pricks…
  • You’ll say goodbye to useless medicines that make you feel sick, gain weight, and increase your risk of heart attack…
  • You’ll stop worrying about risky surgeries, amputations, and early death…
  • There will be no more fear of painful, tingling neuropathy in your feet, hands, and everywhere else in your body…
  • You’ll remove the stress of wondering when your vision will completely fail, and you’re blind for the rest of your life…
  • You can break the chains of always watching what you eat, always checking your blood sugar, and always feel like a burden on your family and friends.
  • You’ll feel full of energy.
  • You’ll be able to eat your favourite foods again.
  • You’ll be able to go anywhere, and finally feel free again.

The best part is, these 4-steps don’t require any special equipment or weird foods. They’re just 4 Steps you can do right from your own home. In fact, you can start these steps as soon as you finish reading this, and be diabetes-free as soon as possible!

Diabetes Remedy in 4 Easy Steps;

Diabetes Remedy in 4 steps

Step 1 – Herbal Medication for Natural Diabetes Reversal Metabolism-boosting Herbal Medication to help your body regulate insulin and launch a permanent repair process for the pancreas without any side effect. This step alone has helped a lot of people with type 2 diabetes especially. Study after study has shown that the higher your metabolism, the better your insulin absorption. Now, when your pancreas start producing insulin again, your diabetes goes away. And when your insulin absorption improves, your diabetes goes away for good.

Step 2: The “Jumpstart Your Insulin Factory” Temporary Meal Plan In this module, we will walk you through a temporary meal plan that fills your body with the exact nutrients you need to jumpstart your pancreas – which are like little insulin factories in your body – into producing enough insulin again. You’ll learn the exact combination of foods that will jam-pack your pancreas with the nutrients they need to start producing insulin again. You’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to use this temporary meal plan to effortlessly kick-start your diabetes reversal… if you can say no to pizza and donuts for a few days, you can do this. Plus, you’ll be able to throw away your overpriced drugs or insulin shots… because you’ll teach your body to regulate blood sugar on its own naturally. Once your pancreas are pumping out insulin, you need to get the rest of your body to start absorbing it again and that’s why the next step is…

Step 3: The Natural Trick to Amp Up Your Metabolism As mentioned above, when you increase your metabolism, you increase your body’s insulin absorption rate. As your insulin absorption rate goes up, your diabetes disappears. So in this module, you’ll learn a “30-Second Workout” to keep you metabolism burning strong all day. Plus, you’ll find out the “3 Metabolism Boosting Berries.” Just add a handful to your meals, and your metabolism will kick into overdrive. Best of all, while these tricks are increasing your insulin absorption rate, they’re also melting away fat, giving you more energy, and lowering your risk of heart disease. These metabolism-boosting tricks alone could change your life, but you are getting more than that, because you don’t just want to say goodbye to diabetes… you want to say goodbye now, and you want to say goodbye forever. Here’s the key: it’s not just about what you eat… it’s about when you eat it. So your last step is… 

Step 4: Timing Your Meals To Finish Off Your Diabetes In this module, you will learn the precise schedule of when to eat which foods to keep your blood sugar as regular as clockwork. You will learn about what is called the Breakfast Secret: the one key element that should be part of your breakfast every day, that tastes great and sets you up to keep your blood sugar balanced all day long. You’ll find out the exact number of hours you should wait between meals… and you’ll learn 3 Diabetes Destroying snacks for when you need something to hold you over. Also, have you ever wondered how close to bedtime it’s okay to eat? 30 minutes? 2 hours? Get it wrong and you could wake up with out-of-control blood sugar. But get it right, and you won’t have to think twice about your diabetes for the rest of the day. In this module, you’ll find out exactly how long before bed to stop eating. With these 4 Steps you can say goodbye to a life full of frustration and fear, and start enjoying freedom from diabetes. Our Diabetes Remedy Kit is a combination of the aforementioned 4 steps that have been proved to be highly effective and professionally combined to supply optimum amount of nutrients and knowledge needed to control blood sugar naturally and permanently. It is the most effective holistic approach for diabetes and is much more effective than whatever you might have seen or used before. For type 2 diabetic patients, this approach results in complete reversal of the condition. For type 1 diabetes, it eliminates the excessive highs and lows in blood sugar and prevents the typical dangerous complications that too frequently befall those with diabetes.

Akinbunmi Adekunle
Health Educator & Researcher,

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