There are about 600 million people with diabetes in the world. And half of them do not even know they’re part of that number. Over the past 10 years, the number of patients with diabetes has increased by 76%. Usually, these are people of age who already have some complications. For example, they get to an endocrinologist through an ophthalmologist: a patient comes with complaints of visual impairment, and an ophthalmologist sees specific changes in the fundus caused by diabetes. How to identify the first signs of diabetes? And what if the tests showed an excess of sugar in the blood? Endocrinologist Steven Reeves will tell you about all that and more.
Hello Steven. Please tell us what is this thing we call diabetes?
Hello. Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which blood glucose levels rise. Diabetes mellitus causes frequent urination, which leads to dehydration. Therefore, the most important symptom to look out for is thirst.
What other symptoms are there?
The danger of diabetes is that at first the disease does not manifest itself in any way. The development of symptoms depends on the peculiarities of the patient's immune system. Besides a constant thirst there are other symptoms of the disease :
- dryness in the mouth;
- increased urination;
- weight loss or gain;
- painful sensations in the legs;
- exhaustion and drowsiness;
- decreased vision;
- slow wound healing and frequent skin lesions (eczema, boils, wound suppuration, etc.).
I know there are two types of diabetes. How are they different?
In type I diabetes, the production of insulin in the pancreas is reduced. 10-15% of people with diabetes are of this type. And in type II diabetes, the opposite process occurs: the body produces way too much insulin. This reduces the sensitivity of body tissues to what the hormone is supposed to do.
Is it true that those with a sweet tooth and overweight people are at risk?
Being overweight and eating too much sugar certainly contributes to the development of diabetes, but this is not a direct cause. At risk are people over 30 years old, both overweight (this also includes obesity) and with normal weight. Genetic and hereditary factors also play an important role.
Is it possible to learn to control blood sugar?
Of course. You can live with diabetes and not have it lead to serious complications like cataracts, heart diseases, kidney failure, pancreatic disease, trophic ulcers and other diseases. Blood sugar can be controlled with the right diet, exercise, and therapy.
Can you tell us more about what drugs exist to treat diabetes?
There are several groups of drugs with different mechanisms of action. All of them are prescribed taking into account the individual characteristics of a person: concomitant diseases, excess weight, problems with the cardiovascular system, diet, etc.
Biguanides relieve insulin dependence, but on the flipside negatively affect the digestive system. Sulfonylurea derivatives stimulate the secretion of their own insulin.
- risk of developing hypoglycemia;
- dangerous if the person has problems with their gastrointestinal tract;
- weight gain;
- dangerous if the person has problems with their cardiovascular system.
Incretins – hormonal injections that stimulate the production of insulin. The danger of taking them is the risk of hypoglycemia and gastrointestinal problems. Gliptins help with the production of your own gastrointestinal hormones. But not only are they expensive and make you prone to gaining weight, you might also get addicted to them.
Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors slow down the absorption of carbohydrates in the intestine. Inhibitors have minimal effectiveness, so they need to be taken in large quantities. Antihyperglycemic agent are taken with every meal. Only then can they stimulate the production of insulin, but the paradox is that they also cannot be taken for a long time.
Thiazolidinediones reduce insulin resistance.
- weight gain;
- чswelling of the extremities often appears;
- increased risk of long bone fractures for women;
- the effect develops slowly;
Does that imply all the remedies are dangerous?
Recent studies of drugs used to treat diabetes have shown that many of the active ingredients used in treatment are actually dangerous and cause serious complications. Regular intake of anti-diabetes pills affects the condition of the liver, kidneys, heart and other organs. Another important feature is that the drug should not interact with other drugs. Often people with diabetes are prescribed one single but expensive medication that must be taken regularly. Now diabetics have the opportunity to take the drug until remission is achieved in a course instead of every day.
Can you go into detail about that last part?
Daily intake of drugs negatively affects the internal organs. Scientists have managed to create a natural active ingredient that helps with metabolic disorders and diabetes, which is included in the composition of Dianol.
How does this drug work?
The main active ingredient is cordyceps. When released into the bloodstream, it normalizes blood glucose levels . Excipients:
- lower cholesterol levels;
- strengthen the immune system;
- regulate metabolic processes;
- increase physical activity;
- relieve fatigue;
- normalize sleep.
The most important thing is that Dianol does not need to be taken every day all your life, it is taken in a course 1-2 times a year.
How long will blood sugar levels stay normal after a course treatment?
Diabetes causes the immune system to malfunction. When in the bloodstream, the active substances of Dianol adjust the work of the insulin hormone by normalizing the metabolism. Blood sugar levels become stable for up to 6-12 months after just one course of Dianol.
How long have you been using this drug in your practice and what about side effects? Are there any?
Even during the research stage, Dianol showed high potential. It’s effective even in extremely small doses. I introduced the drug into my practice about two years ago. During this time, no negative effects on the body have been found.
Is Dianol available only with a prescription
No, you do not need a prescription to purchase it, since it’s composition is all natural. However, not all pharmacies will have it in stock. I know that there have been many complaints about substandard falsified batches. That’s why the manufacturer temporarily sells the drug only directly through the official website. They provide shipping as well. Also they provide certain benefits.
Thank you very much for such a detailed interview. I think today you have helped many diabetic people.
If you learn about the ways diabetes appears you can try to prevent it. But even people already suffering from the disease can lead a normal life as long as they undergo the proper therapy.