Diabetes: staying in balance

It is considered one of the most widespread diseases: Diabetes, colloquially known as " Sugar Disease," is a metabolic disorder that can result in severe consequences. "Diabetes mellitus" refers to various diseases that are based on a metabolic disorder. An elevated blood glucose level is an indicator.

People suffering from diabetes do not produce enough insulin in the pancreas. As a result, the sugar is not properly absorbed by the cells, and the blood glucose level rises. That's why regular blood glucose monitoring or taking prescribed medication is a daily routine for diabetic patients. The TOM-App app reliably reminds you to take your measurement or medication at the time you choose. measurement or medication.To set your mind free.

What are the types of diabetes and how to distinguish them?

We recognize two different types: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. What are the distinctions between these two types of diabetes?  

  • Type 1 diabetes is a congenital immune deficiency and usually occurs already in childhood or adolescence. In type 1 diabetes, the body's own antibodies destroy insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It is treated by regular insulin administration.
  • Type 2 diabetes is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle with high sugar intake. It is an "acquired disease ", in other words. The explanation: the continuous consumption of large amounts of sugar leads to an overproduction of insulin until eventually, insulin resistance develops, preventing the body from absorbing the sugar. In the case of type 2 diabetes, the primary advice is to lead a healthier lifestyle. Medication is prescribed if a change in diet fails to improve the condition.

In fact, both types of diabetes have similar symptoms. These include, for example, excessive thirst, cold sweat, severe weight fluctuations, fatigue, muscle cramps, and frequent infections.

Diabetes treatment: a healthy diet is like gold!

A change of diet is strongly recommended. Eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, and fish. As for fruits, ensure that they are low in sugar. Suitable fruits are apples, pears, oranges, and berries. Also, drink plenty of water and unsweetened teas. Physical activity outdoors should be an integral part of your daily routine.

Manage diabetes: using the practical TOM app.

The TOM app helps you keep track of your diabetes medications. The app tells you daily when to take your medication and includes a smart reminder function. You can add or remove medications anytime in the app's virtual medicine cabinet.

Download the TOM app now and manage your diabetes safely!