Type I or Type II diabetes:
Let’s look at the difference between type I and type II diabetes first. Type I is commonly juvenile diabetes. Children are usually born with type I diabetes; however not always. Type II diabetes is commonly when an adult becomes a diabetic.
Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemia
There is a misconception that hypoglycemic is not diabetes. Hypoglycemic is just as much diabetes as hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia is where the body sugar level drops dangerously low; below 70. A person such as myself; have a hard time keeping the body sugar level above 100. In my case my doctor did not want me to drive when my body sugar was at or below 100. I could have my body sugar at 105 and in a half an hour it drop to 35.
Hyperglycemia is when body sugar levels are at 150 or above. Most of us in this category are usually juvenile diabetics; however, we as adults who become diabetic later in life see our body sugar at 200 to 400 and higher. When my body sugar “flipped” I was 60 years old. I started seeing body sugar levels at 160 to 200. Because of the timing in my life and because the diet for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemic are the same; I should never need medication. There are many who are on medication. Some are on just pills while others are taking injections. There are still others who have to do both.
Treatment for Diabetes:
Treatment for diabetes is three-fold. The first part of the treatment is diet. It is more of common sense. Most of us believe we have to cut out the “good” stuff; however, in many cases we can have the “good” stuff if we do so wisely. The important thing is to know our bodies. I can tell if my body sugar is too high or too low just by the way I feel. Exercise is the second part of the treatment. There are a number of types of exercises that help lower body sugar; walking, swimming, bicycling. The third part of treatment of course is medication. By working with the first two treatments many of us can cut back on the intake of medication and or become medication free.