The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. What is known is that your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves you with little or no insulin. Instead of being transported into your cells, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.
Type 1 is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, though exactly what those factors are is still unclear. Weight is not believed to be a factor in type 1 diabetes.
In prediabetes — which can lead to type 2 diabetes — and in type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and your pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance. Instead of moving into your cells where it’s needed for energy, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.
Exactly why this happens is uncertain, although it’s believed that genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes too. Being overweight is strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, but not everyone with type 2 is overweight.
During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones to sustain your pregnancy. These hormones make your cells more resistant to insulin.
Normally, your pancreas responds by producing enough extra insulin to overcome this resistance. But sometimes your pancreas can’t keep up. When this happens, too little glucose gets into your cells and too much stays in your blood, resulting in gestational diabetes.
Ayurvedic products have been used since ancient times for the management of diabetes and many other disorders due to their holistic approach towards the management of diseases. Ayurvedic medicines for diabetes have claimed to lower the blood sugar and benefit people with or at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. A number of clinical studies carried out recently have shown the potential links between herbal therapies and improved blood glucose control, which has led to an increase in number people with diabetes using these more ‘natural’ ingredients to help manage their condition.
Bhagwati Ayurveda with a vision of providing a universal treatment option for diabetes patients has introduced Nutrabet, novel herbal supplement for diabetes. Nutrabet provides a Comprehensive Holistic Nutritional Support for Diabetes Care.
Nutrabet is an ideal adjuvant in the management of diabetes. Amalaki, in Nutrabet, preserves and empowers the functions of beta cells. Vijaysaar is an insulin sensitizer and maintains normal blood sugar levels. Karela enhances insulin secretion and reduces hepatic gluconeogenesis. Micronutrients like Vitamin C, Carnitine, and Chromium improve insulin sensitivity.
The ingredients of Nutrabet have multi-component effect in diabetes as they enhance insulin secretion, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce hepatic gluconeogenesis, reduce gut absorption of carbohydrates, modulate fat metabolism and normalize blood sugar levels.
The cumulative pharmacological action of Nutrabet helps minimize the chances of diabetic complications if started sufficiently early.
There is no known preventive measure for type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes – which accounts for 85–90% of all cases – can often be prevented or delayed by maintaining a normal body weight, engaging in physical activity, and consuming a healthy diet. Higher levels of physical activity (more than 90 minutes per day) reduce the risk of diabetes by 28%.
The relationship between type 2 diabetes and the main modifiable risk factors (excess weight, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and tobacco use) is similar in all regions of the world. There is growing evidence that the underlying determinants of diabetes are a reflection of the major forces driving social, economic and cultural change: globalization, urbanization, population aging, and the general health policy environment.