Myths & Facts about Diabetes-tatkshanaayurveda/best ayurvedic hospitals in bangalore

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. Regulating the blood sugar can be due to less insulin or no insulin (Type I diabetes); body responding poorly to insulin (Type II diabetes); or Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational) which will subside after delivery. There are few myths that surround diabetes; while the fact remains otherwise and scientifically proved, the myths are so deep rooted that they over showdown the facts. Following are the common myths and facts about diabetes
Diabetes is caused by eating too much of Sugar or sweet food
Not necessarily. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is marked by high blood glucose levels, which result from the body’s inability to produce insulin or respond to it efficiently. Insulin is responsible for reducing blood glucose levels in the body when it is too high. Although eating sweet food may not cause diabetes, a diet high in sugar and fat can lead to obesity, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Moreover, Sugars are simple carbs which are of high glycemic index. This Property, makes sugars or sweets contribute to elevated levels of blood sugar. When insulin is low, the reduction in blood sugar can’t be achieved and this stage is termed diabetes.
Patients on Insulin have more serious Diabetes than those on Oral medications
Patients with type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin due to an immune disorder affecting the pancreas. Therefore, oral medications that stimulate the production of insulin by the pancreas are not suitable. Such patients require insulin injections to control their blood glucose level. For patients with type 2 diabetes, initial treatment may involve only oral medications or insulin injections. Some patients may require a combination of both treatments to achieve optimal control of their blood glucose levels. Therefore, it is obvious that variations in treatment are individualised, than general.