Diabetes

What is Diabetes and how does it affect the body?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that disrupts how your body converts food into energy.

 

The food you eat is broken down into glucose (sugar) and released into your bloodstream. This spike in blood sugar tells your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin enables your cells to absorb this sugar to use for energy. 

 

Diabetics either cannot produce enough insulin or can’t use insulin properly. When this happens, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream and can cause serious health problems over time, including vision loss, heart disease, kidney disease, and more.

 

While there is not yet a cure for diabetes, HDIC treats the root cause of the disease and can provide significant symptom relief.

data AT-A-GLANCE

Diabetes

in America

Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult blindness, and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

34.2 million US adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it.

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types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Approximately 5-10% of diabetics have Type 1. Type 1 diabetes is believed to be caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body from producing insulin.  Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes often develop quickly, and it is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily in order to survive. Currently, no one knows how to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

About 90-95% of people with diabetes have Type 2. This is a condition that causes your body to not use insulin well, and therefore cannot keep blood sugar regulated. Type 2 can be avoided, but develops over time and is usually diagnosed in adults.

People who are at a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes are overweight or obese, age 45 or older, and are physically active less than 3 times a week. If you have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, or if you had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), you are also at a higher risk.

What can we do for you? We offer an innovative new therapy to treat the root cause of diabetic complications: Metabolic Failure.