Types of Diabetes
Living with diabetes is fairly difficult as there are so many factors to be taken into consideration.
However, life doesn't need to stand still or be complicated because you have Diabetes.
Diabetes Type 1 is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks the cells of the pancreas and the pancreas does not produce insulin (about 9% of people with diabetes are type 1) This is managed using insulin injections or pumps. Diet is still important as the Glucose spikes and dips still need to be managed.
People with Diabetes Type 2 (80%) manage with diet alone or diet and/or tablets and perhaps insulin.
The risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes are Excess weight in the majority of cases, also constant high and low glucose spikes lead to cell damage and so can lead to diabetes.
Ultra processed foods are another source of damaging chemicals which can lead to Type 2 diabetes.
Our diet plays a huge part in the way our body responds to different foods. By understanding the impact that glucose has on our health enables us to make better choices with the foods we eat, and the order in which we eat them.
Your Podiatrist is a necessary tool for you to use in the management of diabetes.
We are here to monitor and assess your foot health by means of an assessment to detect changes in the vascular and neurological health of your feet.
Below are some useful links : Click on Diabetes UK logo to take you to their site