Learn The Facts About Diabetes Infantil

French for “childhood diabetes,” diabetes infantil, particularly type 1 diabetes, is one of the most common metabolic disorders primarily affecting children between the ages of six and 16. Incidences of childhood diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past 20 years, with an average yearly increase of three percent. Researchers suggest that several variables may be directly promoting this increase, especially the worldwide prevalence of a high fat, Western-type diet, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial influences.

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Type 1 Diabetes Facts

Diabetes Infantil

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Identify Your Diabetes Types

Most people will know the two main diabetes types, simply called Type I and Type II, but at least three more varieties occur. The symptoms can be fairly similar and will affect different segments of the population. The most common type is Type II, which affects over fifteen million Americans, with more and more being diagnosed every year. Type I diabetes affects around two million, while the other key types total around two million people.

Type I Diabetes

Diabetes Types

People under the age of 18 are most likely to be affected by Type I diabetes. This tends to be [Read more…]

Identify The Interface Between Carbohydrates And Diabetes

Learning about the interaction between carbohydrates and diabetes helps a diabetic control blood glucose levels and avoid potentially serious complications resulting from uncontrolled diabetes. Simple carbohydrates are monosaccharides found in certain foods containing fructose, glucose and galactose, while disaccharide carbohydrates are obtained through consumption of lactose, maltose and sucrose-containing foods.

Carbohydrates and DiabetesComplex carbohydrates, or polysaccharides, represent starches, fiber and glycogen. Since all carbohydrates must be converted or hydrolyzed into a monosaccharide type of carbohydrate before the body can utilize them for energy, complex carbohydrates do not cause a diabetic’s blood glucose level to rise as fast as simple carbohydrates do. This [Read more…]

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