By Dhiraj Pal
A new ray of hope has been evolved in the eyes of many diabetes sufferers in UK with the new study that suggests a live bacteria contained ‘probiotic pill’- can minimize the blood glucose levels at large. The researchers have explained how the common bacteria residing in the human gut relocate the glucose levels from the pancreas to the large intestine. It will revolutionise the way diabetes type 1 and 2 are treated at present. It is offering a high potential to treat patients suffering from diabetes.
Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in the world. Therefore it has become necessary to be aware of the facts about diabetes and be aware as how to control your diabetes. The incidence is five times higher amongst Asians as compared to the white population. It is not a disease of the elderly. A person can become diabetic at any age. Many cases are being reported amongst children and young people.
Diabetes is not a contagious disease. It is caused by the lack of insulin secreted by the pancreas. Sometimes, the insulin fails to fulfil its purpose because of lack of certain minerals in the diet. Eating food supplements that contain minerals like zinc, chromium and selenium in the diet can once again make insulin effective.
Diabetes is the world’s leading cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and lower limb amputation. Few people are aware of this risk and discover it too late to be corrected. Contrary to common belief diabetes is not caused because of eating sweets. It is triggered due to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors.
If one were detected to be diabetic, one must control consumption of sweet items like ice cream, confectionery and chocolates. The problem can be controlled through lifestyle changes, a healthy diet and exercise. One should eat a diet low in saturated fats and high in fibre content with lots of green vegetables and whole grains. Alcohol must be avoided. One must take a walk for half an hour every day.
There is no such thing like a borderline case. Wither one is diabetic or not. It is a serious problem and should never be ignored or taken lightly because it can lead to serious complications. Follow the doctor’s advice strictly. With the number of diabetics increasing each year, most people fear it could be fatal. Fortunately, more than 80 percent of the cases are Type 2 diabetes, which can be controlled through lifestyle changes and correct diet. Type-1 diabetes can be kept under check through regular monitoring and insulin therapy. The immediate cause of deaths is not diabetic but because of its effect on the heart, the kidneys and other parts of the body.
While diabetes is a serious health problem, one can learn to live with it through a changed lifestyle that includes a correct diet, exercise in the form of walking and sufficient rest.