Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which there is high blood sugar levels over a prolonged length of time. Considered a dangerous lifestyle disease and if left untreated, diabetes can lead to many complications such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney damage and weak eyesight or blindness.
The World Health Organisation estimates that over 415 million people worldwide, suffer from a form of diabetes and this number is only expected to increase. Diabetes doubles the risk of a person’s early death and the economic cost of diabetes is pegged at a staggering USD 612b.
There could be 3 main physiological causes for the different types of diabetes :
One can take the analogy of a gate-keeper at school – Insulin is like the gate-keeper who allows children (glucose) inside the school (body cells) knowing that classrooms are empty. The children fill-up the classrooms and then gate is closed. However, problem arises when –
In all the above cases, glucose is not completely absorbed into the cells and keeps floating in the blood. This leads to high blood glucose or hyperglycaemia. The consequences of this constantly high sugar in the blood is that cells which needed glucose did not get them, so they are instructing the other tissues to release glucose. Glucose will then be removed from the reserves and released into blood. But in the absence of insulin, the glucose will not be able to enter cells and again more and more glucose will remain in circulation. Slowly this glucose starts to spill into the urine.
On World Diabetes Day, N cold pressed hopes to spread awareness about the role of insulin in manifestation of diabetes. Please do reach out to us for your specific queries/concerns. Our nutritionists will be happy to help.Dr. Pooja Singhania is the Head of Nutrition at NColdPressed, a 100% sugar, preservatives and water free range of cold pressed juices. Based in Hyderabad, NColdPressed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and +91 70367 77666