What are the diabetic signs and
symptoms you must recognize and identify early, so that you can be diagnosed
correctly as either a type 1, a type 1.5, LADA or a type 2 diabetic. New
research has exposed the exact causes of diabetes thus revolutionary changes in treatment plans can now be realized. The great and
exciting news, you can and will improve your health, your life expectancy, and
reduce the risk of all these devastating and painful complications once you’re on
the right path. Understanding these signs and symptoms will help you pinpoint your
diagnosis earlier, saving you years of unnecessary pain and misery. But before
we begin let me welcome all of you Resilient Diabetics out there this is
the channel we turn ordinary struggling diabetics into you know it already
extraordinarily well controlled diabetics. If you don’t know who I am, and
you’re brand new to this channel my name is Jay Sampat and I am an insulin
dependent diabetic diagnosed a little over 6 years ago. So the proud owner of a
pancreas that’s gone on a permanent and lifelong vacation. So not only am I
diabetic just like you, where we will be walking that walk, and talking that talk
together, but I do also have a University of Bachelor of Science degree in
Nutrition/Dietetics and that does come in very handy in discussing all the
intricacies of being a diabetic. The unique information presented today will
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Before we get into the signs and symptoms of diabetes we have to know
what is diabetes? And based on the newest research what causes diabetes in the
first place? And this new knowledge is revolutionizing the way treatments are
prescribed. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs when blood sugars
or glucose levels remain high. This is also known as hyperglycemia. Glucose is
one of the fuels the body can use for energy. The pancreas produces a hormone
insulin that drives glucose from the blood into the cells to be either used
directly as energy or if consumed in excess, to be converted to fats known as
triglycerides for future use. These triglycerides are stored in a number of
locations depending on one’s genes. And this is the bomb drop radical new
research has just revealed. The excessive carbs we are eating both the quote
unquote good ones like whole breads pasta, even starches like sweet potatoes,
and the bad ones like refined carbohydrates and sodas are being
converted into these triglycerides by our livers. They are then can either
stored as fats subcutaneously. This is the fat directly underneath the skin
that can be seen. This is the fat that hangs and it actually can be pinched by
your fingers. Ironically this is the healthy way of fat storage and does not
cause insulin resistance. Or in the case of type 2 diabetes these fats are being
stored in places it cannot be seen. Which is deep inside the liver, within the
muscle tissues, and in between all the body organs. These unseen fats deep
inside the body then cause what’s known as insulin resistance. Meaning, the
insulin the body produces fails at driving glucose into the cells to be used for energy. Thus glucose then floats around
in higher and higher amounts damaging the body’s nerves and small blood
vessels from the inside out. In the case of a type 1 diabetic or an LADA type
1.5 which is still technically a type 1 because there is no pancreatic
functioning, this is an autoimmune disease where the body’s antibodies
attack the pancreas. In my case I got this later in life due to a severe
gluten allergy attack, where my immune system subsequently killed all my
pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin in attempt to protect the whole
body. This is also known as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults or LADA.
What we as type 1.5’s and type 2’s have in common is that our pancreas is
failing on us, or in my case completely failed, but this occurs past the
adolescence teenage years. In the case of type twos you have both a pancreas that
is burnt-out and fats on the inside of the body creating insulin resistance at
the same time. These fats are causing even further destruction to the pancreas
because it’s having to work harder and harder to make more and more insulin.
Remember in type 2 diabetes years of the pancreatic beta-cells having to pump out
ever-increasing higher in higher amounts of insulin because the resistance then
begins its own demise. It just gets tired and worn out. But another important point
to factor in all this occurs over years sometimes decades prior to being
diagnosed. So by the time of diagnosis 50 percent of the beta cell functioning may
have already been lost for many many diabetics. And for many
type twos it just continues to completely fail over time turning them
into technically a type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic too. So as time
progresses and the amounts of blood sugars keep rising and rising damaging the body organs the blood vessels, the nervous tissue
throughout the body until the day you actually catch it. So now you know how
diabetes occurs, we can now talk about the signs and symptoms which can either
come on quickly, or take decades to manifest. What are they, and what clues
are they giving you in terms of what kind of diabetes you could have. And I
wish I wish, I had this video six years ago it could have saved me years of
misdiagnosis along with the pain and anguish that came along with that! For
some, the warning signs can be mild so that you don’t even notice them, this is
especially true for the type 2 diabetics. Some people don’t find out they have it
until the problems arise from the long term damage caused by the disease. With
type 1 diabetes the symptoms usually happen quickly in a matter of days or
even weeks, they are much more severe too. In my case it took several months before
I knew something was not right and then I immediately checked myself into urgent
care. That was the day I found out I was a diabetic. But what kind of diabetic was
the most important unanswered question to address. Because that is where the
healing process begins with the right treatment for the right diagnosis. So
here are the diabetic warning signs and symptoms that both men and women have in common. And I will go into detail on a few of the major signs we all seem to
have and they are all directly related to high blood sugars. The first one is
frequent infections such as gum or skin infections. Two, could be the darkening of
the skin in areas of body creases. That is patches of dark skin formed in the
creases of the neck the armpit or the groin. These patches may feel very soft
and velvety. Third, breath that has a fruity sweet or an acetone odor. Fourth,
tingling or numbness in the hands of the feet. Five,
slow healing wounds. Six, severe muscle cramps, and these are the violent painful
lock up muscle cramps. And actually that was one of my very, very first signs. And
then seventh, nausea irritability and fatigue. now those seven I just mentioned
could also come from other conditions unrelated to diabetes, but they are tied
into the ones I will focus in on now, which are your major warning signs. The
first, excessive thirst and hunger followed by frequent urination. The
average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in a
24-hour period. But people with uncontrolled diabetes may urinate far,
far more. In normal circumstances the body reabsorbs glucose as it passes
through our kidneys. But when blood sugars are high the kidneys are unable
to bring back all that glucose into the body. This causes the body to make more
urine, and that takes lots and lots of fluids. The result you have to go more
often, because you’re peeing so much and you can get thirsty at the same time.
When you drink more you’ll also pee more. It’s a vicious circle of thirst and then
need to go very very often. But during this process all of that glucose passing
through the kidneys is continually damaging them. It is literally tearing
the kidneys physically apart. This is the reason for dialysis for many
uncontrolled diabetics who wait far too long before diagnosis and treatment.
Blurred vision is your next early warning sign. As blood sugars are rising
they change fluid levels in the body. The high concentration of glucose just
begins to destroy all those little tiny, tiny delicate blood vessels in the eyes
causing the lens of the eyes to swell up. They then change shape thus focus will
eventually be lost. Diabetic neuropathy is your third sign.
This is where long term high blood sugars cause nerve damage. Some people
will not have any symptoms, but for others symptoms may be debilitating.
People still unaware of their diabetes may not even know what’s causing some of the unusual sensations they’re experiencing in their legs, their feet,
their toes, their hands, and their arms. These include numbness, tingling, and a
burning sensation. Others may experience sudden sharp sharp pain that feels like
an electrical current. Weight loss or weight gain is another major sign. And
this is why you are subscribed to this channel. Weight loss or gain may help you
determine what kind of diabetes you may have. In my case my pancreas was being
attacked and it was failing. I was getting hungrier and hungrier, thirstier
and thirstier, so I was eating and drinking all day long. I literally could
not get enough. But, I was losing weight at the same time. Remember insulin is a
storage hormone. Even with all that food and excessive calories, without insulin
present I was losing weight. This brought on nausea, irritability,
fatigue, and severe debilitating muscle cramps too. The doctors should have noted that immediately and should have had me tested for both antibodies and my
pancreatic insulin production at the same time. But instead they just
misdiagnosed me as a type-2 diabetic and then sent me out the door with a bag
full of oral medications. When they should have prescribed me insulin and
immediately! Because at the time of diagnosis, technically I was a type 1
diabetic, the pancreas was not producing any insulin at all. In the case of a type
2 diabetic there may also be weight loss because as I’ve said there are two
issues. One is the loss of the pancreas. But the other is the amount of fats that
have been built up inside the body that cannot be seen.
And here is why each and every diabetic is unique from one another. Each diabetic
has different pancreatic functioning, from still working, to not at all.
And each diabetic will have different amounts of these toxic fats stored
inside the body. So your response to each required medication will be different
based on your specific body. Some of the best doctors do not actually like
defining diabetes in types. These are the ones who are up to date on the best
tests, the treatment plans, and they know how to implement a low carbohydrate diet
program. They see diabetes as a spectrum. For example there are type 1 children
who still produce small amounts of insulin and they are typed to adults who
produce no insulin at all. And they require insulin to stay alive because
their pancreas is burnt out and it’s just failed. This is why again, one size
does not fit all when it comes to the world of diabetes. Once one realizes the
signs and symptoms of diabetes you must be then correctly diagnosed as a
diabetic. The next most critical question you can ask yourself is how long can you
live with diabetes? What is the life expectancy of a type 1, a type 2, or even
a type 1.5 LADA diabetic such as myself. In the video “How Long Can You
Live With Diabetes,” I will expose some of the harden realities along with some
great news. You actually can outlive your non-diabetic peers provided you are
aware of the main factors that influence your health. And what are they? One, how
fast and accurately have you been diagnosed. Two, your doctors overall view
on the a1c and their ability to tailor your treatment to your specific
diagnosis. And third and most importantly, how promptly you execute on the correct
diet plan. And what is the correct diet plan? ……..If you’re on your desktop or laptop use that mouse to click that box. If you’re in a mobile device tap that with
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Bye for now.