Case Sharing from Nick
“Hello I’m a type 1 diabetic and my legs do exactly what this disease causes. Very painful cramping in legs as well as hands. Even the thinning of the skin getting sores on nu legs for no reason no injuries just cuts very easily don’t get it.
However, after calling my sister in tears from the pain she revealed that it had happened to her two days prior.
My brother is also a type 1 diabetic age 37, I’m 41 African American male suffering from high blood pressure, swollen heart, bad bad cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, but down to the thin skin and also kidneys failing and diabetes in poor control. Detached retina so I thought the leg thing was just a result of one or some of those things.
After hearing it happens to her she revealed my younger sister and my mom it has happened to her since I was a kid I would help her run them out but now I understand her pain from back then as well.
So that makes all 5 of us is there any genetic reason we are all experiencing the same thing. And it’s a very unbearable pain for us all hard to describe.”
For Nick and his family, fighting with the diabetes is no easy thing.
Painful cramping legs, painful cramping hands, more and more sores for no reason, high blood pressure, swollen heart, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, detached retina…… When life goes with those complications, it is extremely tough, almost beyond our imagination.
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Is Type One Diabetes Always Genetic?
Type 1 diabetes happens when your pancreas produces little or no insulin
, which is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
In other words, this disease is common in children between two age peaks:
- 4 - 7 years old
- 10– 14 years old
As a matter of fact, if you have diabetes 1, it’s necessary to arrange an examination for your kids
. Early diagnosis and early treatment matters a lot.
To be honest, there is no cure for the diabetes, no matter it’s type one or two. However, if you can take changes at the very beginning against diabetes developing, complications will get no chance to hurt you. It’s tough to fight with a genetic problem. But the earlier you start to fight with it, the better you will be in the following days. Here are some treatments worth a try.
- The Keto Diet
Keto, short for “ketogenic diet”. Put simply, this eating plan is to minimize your carbs and upp your fats, making your body used to using fat as a form of energy. In this diet, you can get moderate calories according to the following percentage:
- fat : 60-75%.
- protein : 15-30%.
- carbs : 5-10%.
It’s worth a try if your kidney is in normal condition
. If you are suffering from other complications such as kidney failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and so on, professional advice from doctors matters most.
Exercise benefits almost every disease. Simple walking comes first
in terms of its cost and effectiveness.
How Many Complications You Should Stay Alert to?
1. Leg pain and cramps
When high blood sugar damages your nerve in your arms or legs, you may suffer from leg pain and cramps, as well as hands. So you should manage your blood sugar very well and pay more attention to the following symptoms:
When the above symptoms occur, ask for your doctor's help as soon as possible. Here are some cheap and effective home remedies that may help you:
2. Retinal Detachment
- take a short walk frequently
- soak your legs in a warm bath
- use a stationary bike to increase blood flow
Retinal detachment is a very serious complication of diabetes, which may cause a complete loss of vision. You can’t be more careful about your eyes’ health if you are diabetic. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your GP immediately:
3. Skin sores
- blurred vision
- quick flashes of light in one eye
- sudden appearance of black spots, small or large
High blood sugar can make you less likely to fend off bacteria
. As a result, the infection follows. Here are some ways to treat the skin sores.
- Keep your skin dry and clean. This is useful for both sores prevention and skin care.
- Avoid very hot baths and showers. If there are any minor cuts or scrapes, don’t ignore them and see your doctor right away.
- Drink lots of fluids, such as water, to keep your skin moist and healthy.
- Check your body on a regular basis.
Do these tips one by one, and let's keep infections at bay.
Any Effective Preventions?
Here are the cheapest and most effective home tips.
- Daily insulin injections
- Get fit and stay fit
- Make a balanced diet.
For a better blood pressure, you should develop the following habits:
- eat a well-balanced, low-salt diet
- quit smoking and limit alcohol
- maintain a healthy weight and keep regular physical activity
- take your medications properly
- Feed your body 1- 2 hours of aerobic activity weekly, such as brisk walking(moderate) and jogging (harder).
- Always save time for slimming down.
- Get your cholesterol levels back on track.
- Eat more natural foods instead of processed foods.
- More fruits and vegetables, less sugar.
- Dietary is the cheapest and easiest medication, consisting of a high intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, soy products, fiber. And minimize refined grains, added salt, and sweeteners.
- Daily exercise like brisk walking and jogging.
- Good life habits, includes no tobacco and less alcohol.
Regular exercise and balanced diet are not the latest treatments for any diseases. However, they are the most effective and cheapest. For those with a family history of the type one diabetes, add the early checks into your to-do-list, eat in a healthy way and exercise daily. Of course, doctors' advice is a must.