1.2 million people in the Netherlands suffer from type 2 diabetes. Scientists and doctors around the world are looking for a cure for the disease. Wednesday is World Diabetes Day. A nice start to see how things stand for it.
"Potential new medicine for diabetes", after headteacher of Volkskrant three weeks ago, and other media reported "good news for type 2 diabetes patients". This was due to European research led by Annieke van Baar, a gastrointestinal and soluble disease researcher at UMC Amsterdam.
Burning off the mucous layer in the duodenum can lead to better signs of the pancreas, with the result that the body becomes sensitive to insulin hormone. Therefore, some diabetic patients would no longer have to spray insulin.
Here is the latest research in global diabetes research. Since discovering insulin in 1922, many new discoveries were made about the disease. Wednesday, November 14, is World Diabetes Day. Every year, diabetes and diabetes are addressed this day.
Age 2 disease was Type 2 diabetes
It was known as sugar when it was someone with type 2 diabetes. According to the endocrinology and interner Hanno Pijl, who has carried out diabetes research at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), & # 39 This long-standing reality has caught up with us. There are more and more children among the patients.
What's going from a place with type 2 diabetes is the act of hormone insulin. Usually, our body makes that hormone to transport glucose into the blood to the tissue. Glucose is a food for, among other things, the muscles. In diabetes 2 you do, but the hormone does not work correctly. The result: the glucose can not leave your blood flow and because of this the glucose level in your blood is too high.
The excessive high glucose level is damaging by Arrow; your body wants to balance the amount of sugar that is too high. Because that does not work through the usual way, a low chronic inflammation process occurs. These inflammation causes damage to the blood vessels. That is damaging in the long term; diabetes increases the risk of aging diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, eye and kidney problems and dementia.
To make the body more insulin sensitive, the GP almost always prescribes pills. Then follow other medications to increase insulin. So many diabetes patients need to spray insulin. That often works well.
Yet Professor Pijl has his doubts. High insulin concentrations have many side effects, they increase blood pressure. In addition, there are signs that they promote the growth of cancer cells.
Many diabetic patients have to inject insulin to increase insulin.
Medicines are not going to address the root problem
With medication, according to him, you will often rain in the drip. Moreover, they are not going to address the root of the problem: "You reduce the blood sugar levels indirectly by increasing insulin, but it does not do anything for it. "
Good news that new medicines are being done like those in UMC Amsterdam? Yes and no, Arrow says. The Amsterdam research seems to suggest that the intervention could defer the use of insulin in people who should actually take the medication.
After a year, 90 per cent of the forty subjects in the study did not require insulin. It could therefore be a way to end diabetes, Arrow thought. But long-term results are not there yet. Moreover, the intervention does not improve the health of the subjects.
Type 2 diabetes reduce and reverse
That is why the teacher wants more general lifestyle advice from the general practitioner. Improving health is indeed possible. Type 2 diabetes was always seen as a chronic disease that you did not get rid of after you got it. But that's not really. According to Pijl, this is one of the biggest finds in recent years; diabetes is reduced and even is reversed. With good nutrition, a lot of exercise, stress management and healthy sleep, many patients can reduce their sugar levels.
How is that possible? According to Pijl, lifestyle is one of the main reasons why the number of diabetes type 2 patients has grown so dramatically in the last decades. We have come to live very differently than our ancestors who have inherited the genes from it. We eat a lot more unhealthy and we're much tired.
Troubleshooting the problem on the roots
Hypertension works with type 2 diabetes in his hand. According to scientists, this is probably because the immune system that causes the inflammation process focuses on adipose tissue, especially on the abdomen. Moreover, fat cells like glands also produce hormones that are resistant to insulin effect.
Loss of weight often help a huge amount, according to Pijl. Because the less fat cells, the less inflammatory reaction, the best the insulin works. The chance of having diabetes is reduced immediately if you lose weight. Even with some cilos.
So eat lots of vegetables and good fats, and leave a product with lots of salt, sugar and poor fat. Then you will stop low grade inflammation. Moving also helps. Sometimes stress is also needed to be better, and regular sleeping also helps.
Several studies give him the same thing; Type 2 diabetes patients who do not have to change to a healthy lifestyle inject glucose more or no longer. According to Pijl, the solution to tackle type 2 diabetes, because with lifestyle interventions you are going to address the problem on the roots.
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 insensin.
- Type 1 diabetes is a immune disease: it often occurs in a short time in people under the age of 30. The immune system goes out of balance and attacks the cells that produce insulin.
- One in ten patients have type 1 diabetes diabetes, and the other nine have type 2 diabetes.