Diabetes mellitus is no doubt one of the most dreaded health issues around. This discussion will help you understand that diabetes can be manageable by working with your doctor.

Working closely with your primary care physician gives you an early warning of opportunistic infections and helps keep you safe.

If you wonder if diabetes is curable, I urge you to read the article – Diabetes – Can my lifestyle make a difference? When managing diabetes, a lot depends on you and how ready you are to live a happy life.

With that said, let’s discuss the causes of diabetes and see if it is curable!

What is diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body is unable to produce or respond adequately to insulin. Thus, it denies the body the vital energy needed to function.

Another notable impact is the elevated level of blood sugar. This happens due to unused glucose produced by the food eaten.



Medical science shows diabetes can be one of three types:

  • Type 1 Diabetes relates to the impairment of the body’s regulatory function in the use of glucose for fuel. The breakdown causes high blood sugar and gives room to opportunistic diseases. 
  • Type 2 Diabetes is often the endpoint of unmanaged other types of diabetes and diseases.
  • Gestational Diabetes is often pregnancy-induced. Therefore, it refers to a condition where the blood sugar level spikes during pregnancy. If unmanaged, it could graduate into type 2 diabetes.

Of the three types, only Type 2 Diabetes is incurable. Without sounding scary, it is advisable to see your primary care physician when you notice any of the below signs.


The insulin disorder could result in many health issues. But, before they do, there are signs to show you may be at risk of diabetes. If you act fast and early enough, you could stop the domino effect of several health conditions. Watch for these signs:

  • Increased thirst, even as you drink more water
  • Increased hunger, even with more food eaten
  • Uncontrolled weight gain or loss
  • Frequent urination – that does matter if you drink more water or not
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Feeling of fatigue, even without any stress
  • Numbness or tingling feeling in the feet or hands

There are more symptoms. However, these signs may result from other health conditions, which is good to see your doctor.

What are the effects?

One reason this disease is so scary is that it is a gatekeeper that throws the gate open to several diseases. Every day, the human body overcomes scores, if not hundreds, of diseases. But diabetes lowers the body’s defense system and allows opportunistic diseases to thrive.

From the symptoms listed above, you can see those signs are not good news for the body. But, significantly, lowering the body’s defense mechanism could be fatal if not well managed.

Some of the effects of diabetes are cardiovascular disease, foot ulcer, fatigue, impaired vision, nerve damage, stroke, and others. Let me add the trauma and psychological side effects resulting from constant fear for your health and life.


What causes diabetes?

The body turns the food it consumes into glucose or sugar, which the body requires to function.

The pancreas produces a body hormone called insulin. And the job of insulin is to allow glucose to enter into the body’s cells for use as energy. It is the breakdown of the insulin process that causes diabetes.

What causes diabetes type 1?

The body’s protection mechanism, the immune system, fights off germs and keeps the body safe.

There are times, however, when the antibodies attack other organs of the body. One such instance is when they attack and destroy the pancreas. This affects the production or use of insulin. When this happens, the type 1 diabetes condition arises.

This could be due to genes or environmental conditions, including disease-triggering viruses. The good news is that diabetes has a solution if you talk to your doctor early.

What causes diabetes type 2?

Type 2 diabetes is a result of the body becoming resistant to insulin. It often happens when there is a relationship problem around cells in muscle, fat, and the liver. A common condition is when the pancreas is not producing enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

Typically, type 2 diabetes could be a result of unmanaged health conditions. However, lifestyle, including the food you eat, inadequate exercising, and accumulation of stress, could trigger serious health challenges.

How can it be prevented?

Like every health issue, you can reduce the impact if you talk to your doctor early. As often said, early detection of a problem can help mitigate the impact.

The best way to prevent diabetes and other diseases is to work with a primary care physician.

After many years of practice, I can say without contradiction that many lives are saved when a health condition is detected early. And the best chance of detection is when you have a doctor close by.

If you reside or work in the Coachella Valley area, why not Schedule a Free Consultation today?

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For one low monthly fee, you avoid waiting, office visit fees, and a referral network to all specialists necessary to meet your needs.

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