Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or cannot produce properly the pancreatic hormone insulin. Insulin controls glucose (sugar) in the blood, which helps the rate of glucose being absorbed into the cells. Each cell needs glucose to produce its energy. There are two major types of diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2:
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Usually affects at a young age. It is an autoimmune system disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing beta-cells in the pancreas.
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. This is the more common type of diabetes where the pancreas does not produce insulin in the right qualities to be effective enough to fuel cells. You may have diabetes for years and not become aware of it till later in life.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
Those with diabetes are subject to both high and low blood sugar levels, hyperglycemia (too much glucose in the blood) and hypoglycemia (lower levels of glucose in the blood). This can come on suddenly by missing meals, high stress, too much activity.
Symptoms of hyperglycemia
- Constant thirst
- Urinating frequently
- Feeling hungry
- Eyesight issues
- Loss of weight
Symptoms of hypoglycemia
How can kinesiology help?
We give you advice and aid the body in controlling weight, blood pressure, adrenal function and in controlling blood sugars.
Minerals such as chromium and fatty acids such as omega 3 have shown in many studies to help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Regular balancing of the body with attention placed on the adrenals is vital.
Emotions also play an important role.
Download our diet sheet on how to balance blood sugar levels.