1.2 million people suffer from type 2 diabetes in the Netherlands. Researchers and doctors around the world are looking for a cure for the disease. Wednesday is World Diabetes Day. Nice moment to see how things stand.
"Possible new antidiabetes medicine", heading but Volkskrant three weeks ago, and other media reported "good news for patients with type 2 diabetes". The reason for this was a European study led by Annieke van Baar, a gastrointestinal and intestinal disorder of doctor in the Amsterdam UMC.
Combustion of the kidney layer in the duodenum may lead to a better signal to the pancreas, resulting in the body becoming more susceptible to hormone insulin. Some patients with diabetes therefore no longer need to inject insulin.
It is the latest research on global diabetes research. After finding insulin in 1922, many new discoveries of illness have been made. Wednesday November 14 is the World Diabetes Day. Every year, attention is paid to patients with diabetes and diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes was a disease of old age
It was called an old sugar if someone was type 2 diabetes. According to the endocrinologist at the University of London Medical Center (LUMC) and the internist Hanno Pijl, this reality has long been caught. More and more children are among the patients.
What goes wrong with Type 2 diabetes is the effect of hormone insulin. Usually our body makes hormone transferring blood glucose to tissues. Glucose works, for example, as a muscle for food. In Diabetes 2 you do it, but your hormone does not work properly. Result: Glucose does not enter the bloodstream, and therefore your blood glucose level becomes too high.
This is too high glucose levels is detrimental to, the direction of the arrow; your body wants to balance too high a diabetes. As this does not work through the conventional pathway, a chronicly inferior inflammatory process occurs. These infections cause damage to the blood vessels. This is harmful in the long term; Diabetes increases the risk of aging, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, eye and kidney problems, and dementia.
To make the body more sensitive to insulin, GP almost always defines pills. Then follow other medicines to increase insulin. Therefore, many patients with diabetes need to inject insulin. This often works well.
Professor Pijl, however, doubts. High insulin levels have many side effects, they increase blood pressure. In addition, there are signs that they contribute to the growth of cancer cells.
Many patients with diabetes require an injection of insulin to increase insulin.
Medicines do not address core issues
According to the medicines, he often ends up drenched in the rain. Also, they do not address the core of the problem: "Indirectly lowering blood glucose by adding insulin, but it does not make any inflammation".
Good news for new remedies like UMC in Amsterdam? Yes and no, says the arrow. Amsterdam studies seem to suggest that intervention can delay the use of insulin in people who actually need medication.
After one year, 90% of the nineteen studies did not need insulin. It could be a way of getting the diabetes to stop, Arrow says. But long-term results are not yet there. The measure also does not improve the health of the subjects.
Type 2 diabetes needs to be reduced and reversed
Therefore, the professor demands more lifestyle guidance from a general practitioner. It is indeed possible to improve health. Type 2 diabetes was always considered a chronic illness that you never divorced when you received it. But that is not true. According to Pijl, it is one of the greatest discoveries of recent years; diabetes must be reduced and even the opposite. With good nutrition, plenty of exercise, stress management and healthy sleep, many patients are able to lower their sugar levels.
How is this possible? According to Pijlin, lifestyle is one of the main reasons why the number of patients with type 2 diabetes has grown so dramatically in recent decades. We have come to live very differently from our ancestors, from whom we inherited the genes. We eat much more unhealthy and are much more fatty.
Solving the problem with roots
Overweight works with type 2 diabetes in the hand. According to the researchers, this is probably because the immune system that causes the inflammatory process focuses on adipose tissue, especially the stomach. In addition, fatty acids such as glands also produce hormones that are resistant to insulin.
Loss of weight will often help us enormously, according to Pijl. As the less fatty cells, the less inflammatory reaction, the better the insulin works. The possibility of diabetes decreases immediately if you lose weight. Even a few pounds.
So eat lots of vegetables and good fats, and leave plenty of salt, sugar and bad fats in the products. Then blocking low-grade infections. Movement also helps. Sometimes it is also necessary to deal better with stress, and regular sleep also helps.
Several studies give him the same; Patients with type 2 diabetes who go into a healthy lifestyle need not spray more or no glucose at all. According to Pijl, a remedy related to the fight against type 2 diabetes since lifestyle intervention lacks root problem.
What is the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?
- In type 2, the body makes less insulin and the body does not react well with insulin due to the sensitivity of the insulin.
- Type 1 diabetes is an immune disease: it often occurs in a short time of less than 30 years of age. The immune system breaks out of balance and attacks cells that produce insulin.
- One in ten diabetic patients is type 1 diabetes, and nine have type 2 diabetes.