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Sudden weight loss in adults linked to type 1!!

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The 62-year-old lost three stone in recent months as family urged him to see GP.

There has been many articles in the Mail on line, sudden weight loss and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

"Both forms of diabetes share common symptoms, although people suffering from type 1 will display them more quickly.

These symptoms include needed to urinate frequently, particularly at night, fatigue, losing weight, blurred vision and cuts and wounds taking longer to heal than normal."

Please read this story.

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" WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES

House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has revealed he was diagnosed with diabetes shortly before the general election.

Sir Lindsay, who has type 1 diabetes, said the symptoms were so severe that doctors wanted him to stay in hospital, but he refused to miss the campaign.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the two different types of the condition and the differences between them.

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes causes the body to attack cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, which regulates sugar levels in the body.

This leads to a build-up of glucose levels in the blood because it cannot be absorbed into the body.

Having high blood glucose levels for a long period of time can cause serious damage to your heart, eyes, feet and kidneys.

The condition forces the body to try to get rid of the excess glucose through the kidneys, which is why it can be discovered via a urine test.

Around 8 per cent of diabetes sufferers in the UK have type 1, according to charity Diabetes UK.

How is it different from type 2?

The majority of people with diabetes have type 2 of the condition.

Type 2 sufferers are unable to make enough insulin to regulate their blood glucose levels, or the insulin they make does not work properly.

Key causes of the condition are a poor diet, excess body fat and inactivity.

Type 1 diabetes is not brought on by a poor diet or unhealthy lifestyle and its overall cause remains unknown.

How can type 1 be treated?

People with type 1 diabetes have to check their blood glucose levels several times a day and inject insulin into their bodies.

This treatment can manage the long-term effects of the condition.

Are there any similarities between the types?

Both forms of diabetes share common symptoms, although people suffering from type 1 will display them more quickly.

These symptoms include needed to urinate frequently, particularly at night, fatigue, losing weight, blurred vision and cuts and wounds taking longer to heal than normal.

How is type 2 treated?

Some people with type 2 diabetes are able to manage the condition by eating more healthily, being more active and losing weight.

Most people require medication to bring the amount of glucose in their blood to a safe level while many are also prescribed with insulin.

It is possible to put type 2 diabetes into remission and research suggests that the key way to do this is by losing weight, according to Diabetes UK. "

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RoadRunner44

I have prediabetes and trying to lose a bit of weight. I am now much more aware of what I'm eating. A very useful post, full of helpful information. Thanks for taking the time to write it all down and post it to us. Chrys

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sandybrown

Thank you, life style change, watching out for free and hidden sugar, portion size and regular exercise are all important for a healthy life!

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RoadRunner44

Hi, Ive just typed out those three important things and put it on the fridge in the kitchen. It will hopefully remind me to consider these things when preparing my meals.

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StillConcerned

How many people's pancreas reach a stage of exhaustion because they have had undetected insulin-resistance for years?

It doesn't help when the RDA for carbohydrate was arrived at arbitrarily as a result of trying to adhere to the flawed theory of low-fat dieting.

Jaminet and Jaminet (2012) explained that the optimal carb intake is between that of a ketogenic diet (where the body attempts to make up the deficit from other foods) and a diet that results in de novo lipogenesis (fat created from surplus carbohydrate). For most people that is less than half the aforementioned RDA.

Our body is designed to get most of its energy from natural fats as a hunter-gatherer. Yes, we can tolerate some grains and sugar, but meal after meal, day after day, year after year has resulted in over 70% of the UK now being overweight and/or other high-insulin related conditions.

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rnpath

basically type 1 M occurs in children practically all adult cases are type2.type 1 cause is not unknown as stated but linked to a viral infection in childhood.

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sandybrown
sandybrown
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Sudden weight loss is a big health issue, many people ignore it, when people comment it looks as that you have lost weight, the person take it as complement but not knowing there is a health issue in the body.

The message here is if there is sudden weight loss on a healthy person, an urgent action is required.!!!

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