What type of Diabetic are you?

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What type of Diabetic are you?

Gestational, 1, 2, MODY, LADA? Diabetes can manifest itself in different forms. For a long time, I tended to put all types of diabetes in one basket, and yet... I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in December 2000, then re-diagnosed with MODY 3 diabetes in June 2013. I tried to act as if I was type 2 diabetic when I stopped taking insulin. November 2008. To make a short story, I identified myself with the three types. Since I was pregnant and I started insulin injections again, I realize more than ever their own peculiarities.

Why is it important when you know that my method facilitates glycemic stability, decreases or cuts the need for drugs, and improves the quality of life for people of all types? Because our type of diabetes determines our treatment and the results we can expect. To better understand these differences and facilitate your approach, here is a summary of my knowledge about each of these diabetes .

The different types of diabetes

Type 1
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune reaction in which our own immune system attacks the beta cells of our pancreas, which produce insulin. Diabetes occurs several years after the onset of this reaction, when the majority of these cells are already affected.

Once the autoimmune reaction is triggered, it can be slowed down, but we do not know how to stop or reverse it. The ideal is therefore to avoid it initially. There appears to be a strong, yet controversial but consistently documented correlation between cow milk consumption in infants and the onset of type 1 diabetes. It would appear that the immature immune system does not differentiate a protein present in milk. non-maternal, which he treats as intruders, of those producing insulin. The best advice I can give you: feed your babies to breast with your own milk! And this goes for a number of other autoimmune disorders.

The majority of type 1 diabetics can reduce the amount of insulin injected by 90% by applying my 4 components of the autonomous treatment of diabetes . It is theoretically possible that some people can do without it completely. Yet, apart from Mark Tysen and Sergei Boutenko (read About Type 1 Diabetics ), whose validity we do not know is valid, I do not know anyone who has arrived in the long term.

Type 2
Type 2 diabetes is an unfortunate lifestyle choice that does not happen by chance. Indeed, some preventive lifestyle habits are enough to take advantage of it. It would be more a cultural disorder than a genetic one. The incidence of this type of diabetes is increasing as the consumption of animal and junk food products increases. But why?

It is now increasingly recognized that the insulin resistance that causes type 2 diabetes is closely related to an accumulation of certain lipids in muscle cells. A good image to popularize this phenomenon is that of a lock in which one has inserted rubber. The lock as the key works, but the eraser prevents the key from unlocking the lock. The lock is the cell, the key insulin, and the gum the lipids that are inside the muscle cells. All you need to do is remove the keyhole! Fortunately, it is much easier to do in our cells than in a lock: it is a question of stopping, once and for all, from consuming the bad fats, so harmful in so many ways (animal fats, processed, fried). And ofconsume the good fats (vegetable, unprocessed, not fried).

To conclude, it is possible to reverse the majority of cases of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes by adopting a diet that is at least mainly vegan and unprocessed. Once the phenomenon of insulin resistance is resolved, the majority of type 2 diabetics will be able to live without medication and without necessarily having to monitor their carbohydrate consumption. This information concerns more than 500,000 people in Quebec alone... May it be heard!

Gestational diabetes is very similar to type 2 diabetes. The growing fetus, the 40% increase in blood volume, and the hormones released by the placenta increase the insulin requirements of pregnant women. Those who are already resistant to insulin and who are slowly developing type 2 diabetes are the first to be affected. As for types 2, the solution lies in the balanced diet. What a good time to adopt healthy lifestyle habits and reverse the preventable progression of diabetes!

Type MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young)
MODY types are a genetic malformation that is transmitted in 50% of children with diabetic parents, and we know at least 5. There is MODY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, depending on the discomfort affected, and they are all feature differently. The most common are the 2 and 3 (mine: my annoyance HNF1 Alpha is defective). It does not seem that rare for the MODY 2 to manage to live without drugs, by adopting a fairly strict lifestyle. In the case of MODY 3, it's more rare, although I'm not the first. Nevertheless, during pregnancy, I can not imagine how to achieve glycemic goals without insulin injections.

Diabetes type MODY 3 does not produce enough insulin, but it produces a little. It seems that the problem lies in the sensors that determine the amount of insulin to produce: the pancreas always produces a little, a stable amount, without adapting to what is really happening. Hence the importance of exercising a lot and splitting large meals into small meals and snacks , with as much carbohydrate as possible, to avoid postprandial hyperglycaemia.

LADA type (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)
Since I do not know many LADA-type diabetics, I spent less hours there. Basically, it seems closer to type 1 than 2. It is therefore potentially insulin-dependent, especially long-term.

A diversified basket
As and when my achievements, it seems less and less advisable to put all diabetics in the same boat. It can be very frustrating for a person who will be insulin dependent all his life (type 1) to rub shoulders with people who could do without any medication in a few weeks, if only they ate better. As it can be painful, when you can not apply these changes and suffer daily (type 2) to listen to slender and fit people complaining about their fate. As for the MODYs of which I am a part, it can be difficult to realize that no matter how much effort is made, we will always have a 50% chance of transmitting our genetic malformation to our children. While the most common types of diabetes,

Nevertheless, my dietary and life conclusions still seem to me to be relevant for everyone. Diabetics, we are all in the same basket. Its content is simply diversified!

And you, what type are you? How does it influence your daily life?