Double diabetes is also known as type 3 diabetes, or hybrid diabetes. It is a combination of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and can develop in patients suffering from either the type 1 or type 2 forms of diabetes.
Incidences of type 3 diabetes are on the rise globally. Double diabetics experience symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This makes it difficult to diagnose and treat the disease.
Causes of double diabetes
The cause of type 3 diabetes will depend on whether the patient is suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
If someone with type 1 diabetes gains weight, their body may become resistant to insulin. In addition to their inability to produce insulin, type 1 diabetics will not benefit from insulin injections due to the newly acquired insulin resistance.
This resistance is actually the cause of type 2 diabetes. The individual then develops double diabetes. This will require taking medication alongside insulin injections, in order to control blood glucose levels.
It is more difficult to manage double diabetes in type 2 diabetics who develop the disease. This is because the onset of type 1 diabetes may be caused by antibodies, which attack cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The little insulin that is being produced is then destroyed by these antibodies, resulting in symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
How to prevent double diabetes
The treatment of double diabetes is complicated by the fact that both symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to be managed. However, taking certain precautions and making lifestyle changes can prevent an already diabetic person from developing type 3 diabetes. These steps can also help those who are not diabetic to avoid developing the disease.
- Eating a balanced diet full of protein and good fats. This diet should also contain few refined carbohydrates and foods which contain a lot of sugar. This is a good way of keeping blood sugar within normal limits.
Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle as depicted in the free Manna Diet e-book.
- Preventing excessive weight gain and increase blood flow through regular exercise.
- Having a good understanding of when and how to coordinate your insulin injections is of the utmost importance.
- Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support caplets with each meal, 2 caplets at a time, to control blood sugar levels. This can help to reduce medication whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This 100% organic and natural supplement can be used in conjunction with any other medication without side effects.