- Written by Kratom Editor
For those unfamiliar with Type 1 Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus Type 1), this article will give you some medical and physiological background to help you understand the disease as well as the benefits that Kratom offers to those afflicted.
To begin, there are many factors that affect blood sugar levels for Type 1 Diabetics. In Type 1, little to no insulin is produced by the pancreas while Type 2 Diabetics there is still some pancreatic function and still produces insulin to some degree.
There is little known as to what causes Type 1 Diabetes, but it generally occurs during childhood. There is speculation that it is caused by genetics or virus which confuses the system into attacking the pancreas, thinking it’s a foreign body. Type 2 Diabetes is generally found in adults and caused by, possibly genetics, but also poor diet and lack of exercise. In many cases, this can be corrected or managed by improved diet and regular physical activity.
What is insulin and what does it do, you ask? Everything a person consumes is digested and converted to glucose (Blood Sugar). Obviously, when a person eats candy or consumes food containing sugar, it enters your system as a fast acting sugar which means that it is converted into glucose much faster than foods high in protein. Proteins, such as chicken, steak or similar are slow acting and are converted into glucose slower. Simply put, once the food has been converted, insulin attaches itself to the glucose and converts to energy which is why we tend to feel better and have more energy after a good healthy meal.