1.2 million people in the Netherlands suffer from type 2 diabetes. Scientists and doctors around the world are seeking a cure for illness. Wednesday is the World Diabetes Day. It's a good moment to see how things stand for it.
"A Possible New Cure for Diabetes", with the title de Volkskrant three weeks ago, and other media published "good news for patients with type 2 diabetes". The reason for this is a European research led by Annique van Baar, gynecologist and gastrointestinal and intestinal diseases in the Amsterdam UMC.
Burning the mucous membrane layer in the duodenum can lead to better signals for the pancreas, which makes the body sensitive to hormone insulin. Some diabetics should therefore no longer need to inject the insulin.
This is the latest research in global diabetes research. Since the discovery of insulin in 1922, many new discoveries of the disease have been made. Wednesday, November 14, is the World Diabetes Day. Every year, attention is paid to patients with diabetes and diabetes on this day.
Type 2 diabetes was an age-old disease
In the past, there were type 2 diabetes. According to the endocrinologist and internist Hanna Pijl, who studied diabetes at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), this reality has long since become ours. There are more children among the patients.
What goes with type 2 diabetes is the effect of a hormonal insulin. Normally, our body makes that hormone transport blood glucose into tissues. Glucose serves as a food for, among other things, muscles. In diabetes 2 you are doing this, but the hormone does not work properly. The result: glucose can not leave the bloodstream and therefore blood glucose levels become too high.
This excessive glucose level is harmful to Arrow; your body wants to balance the sugar level. Because this does not work through the normal path, there is a chronically low level of the inflamed process. These inflammations cause damage to the blood vessels. This is harmful in the long run; Diabetes increases the risk of aging of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, problems with cancer, eyes and kidneys and dementia.
In order for the body to become more sensitive to insulin, GP almost always prescribes pills. Then follow other medicines to increase insulin. Many diabetic patients therefore have to inject insulin. This often works well.
Still, Professor Pijl has his doubts. High levels of insulin have many side effects, increase blood pressure. In addition, there are indications to promote the growth of cancer cells.
Many diabetic patients need to inject insulin to increase insulin.
Drugs do not solve the underlying problem
With medications, according to his words, you often end up with rain in a drop. Moreover, they do not deal with the substance of the problem: "Indirectly lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin, but it does not do anything about inflammation."
Good news to be working on new remedies like those in Amsterdam UMC? Yes and no, Arrow says. The Amsterdam survey seems to suggest that intervention may delay the use of insulin in people who should take medication.
After a year, 90 percent of the nineteen subjects in the study did not have insulin. Therefore, it could be a way to stop the progression of diabetes, thought the Arrow. But long-term results are still not. Moreover, intervention does not improve the health of subjects.
Type 2 diabetes should be reduced and reversed
That's why the professor calls on the General Practitioners' Council. Improving health is really possible. Type 2 diabetes has always been regarded as a chronic disease that you have never resolved since you had it. But that's not true. According to Pijl, this is one of the greatest discoveries of recent years; Diabetes should be reduced and even reversed. With good nutrition, lots of exercise, stress management and healthy sleep, many patients are able to lower their blood sugar levels.
How is it possible? According to Pijl, lifestyle is one of the main reasons why the number of patients with type 2 diabetes has increased dramatically in the last few decades. We came to live very differently from our ancestors, from whom we inherited the genes. We eat much more unhealthy and we are very tissue.
Solving problems on the roots
Excessive weight of type 2 diabetes in the hand. According to scientists, this is probably because the immune system that causes the inflammatory process focuses on fat, especially on the abdomen. In addition, fat cells like the glands also produce hormones that counteract the effects of insulin.
Losing weight often helps a lot, says Pijl. Due to less fat cells, less inflammatory reactions, insulin is better. The chance for diabetes is immediately reduced if you lose weight. Even with a few pounds.
So you eat lots of vegetables and good fats and leave products with plenty of salt, sugar and bad fats. Then stop the inflammation of a low degree. Helping also helps. Sometimes it is necessary to respond better with stress, and regular sleeping also helps.
Several studies give it the same; Patients with type 2 diabetes who go to a healthy lifestyle do not have to spray glucose or more. According to Pijl, a medicine for the fight against type 2 diabetes, because with the intervention of lifestyle you are dealing with a problem at the root.
What is the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes?
- In type 2, the body makes less insulin, and the body does not respond well to insulin due to insulin insulin.
- Type 1 diabetes is an immune disease: it often occurs in a short time in people under the age of thirty. The immune system exits the balance and attacks the cells that produce insulin.
- One in ten people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes, while the other nine have type 2 diabetes.