Intermittent Fasting for Diabetes: The Good, The Bad, The Unknown


Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and commonly found diseases in the world. Millions of people around the world have diabetes. Due to an autoimmune condition, a human body stops the production of insulin, which leads to a high blood sugar level. When the blood sugar level of a person increases, many health problems start to occur, and this condition of a human body is called diabetes. A diabetic person may feel skin infection, eye problems, excessive hunger, and fatigue, and slow healing of wounds. The complications of diabetes can be very serious. Diabetes can also lead to some death threatening diseases like heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney failure. According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.6 million people around the world lose their lives to diabetes every year.
Types of Diabetes
There are mainly two types of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition of a human body. In this type of diabetes, the immune system of the human body destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. The beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin in the human body. In the absence of insulin, the blood sugar level increases and results in some serious complications. Sadly, no prevention methods available for type 1 diabetes. The damage is permanent. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes mostly start in childhood or adulthood. Out of all the diabetes patients around the world, only 5 to10 percent of people have type 1 diabetes. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not yet identified by medical science.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most found diabetes in the world. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not properly use the insulin. In this condition, the pancreas produces more and more insulin, and at some point, it reaches the level where it cannot keep up the insulin demand. As the production of insulin decreases, the blood sugar level starts to get high. In medical terms, this condition is called insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is found in 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes patients. Medical science is still trying to find the exact cause of type 2 diabetes. However, obesity, lack of physical activities, and genetics can be the main cause of type 2 diabetes.

Treatment – The unknown
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system damages beta cells of the pancreas due to which the production of insulin stops. A human body needs insulin to live. To fulfill the demand for insulin, the doctor injects the insulin with a syringe in the body. One has to monitor his blood sugar levels every day. Some devices can monitor the blood sugar level in the human body. Whenever needed, you have to inject the exact amount of insulin in your body. There is no permanent cure for this disease. One has to keep doing this process throughout his life.
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