It is considered one of the most widespread diseases in the world: diabetes, also known as « diabetes, » is a metabolic disease that can have serious consequences. « Diabetes mellitus » refers to various diseases based on a metabolic disorder. An elevated blood sugar level is the result.
People with diabetes do not produce enough insulin in the pancreas. Thus, the sugar is not transported into the cells and the blood sugar level rises. That’s why regular blood glucose monitoring and taking certain medications are usually part of everyday life for diabetes patients. The TOM app reliably reminds you at the time of your choice to take your measurement or your medication. This way you have your head free for other things.
What types of diabetes are there and how do you recognize them?
In diabetes, we talk about two different types: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. What are the differences between these two types of diabetes?
- Diabetes type 1 is a congenital immune deficiency and usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. In type 1 diabetes, the body’s own defenses destroy insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. The treatment is carried out by regular intake of insulin.
- Diabetes type 2 is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and highly sugary food. It is therefore an « acquired disease ». The explanation: the constant consumption of large amounts of sugar leads to an overproduction of insulin, at some point insulin resistance develops and the sugar can no longer be absorbed by the body. With type 2 diabetes, the primary advice is to live healthier. If a change in diet is not enough, medication is used
Incidentally, similar symptoms occur in both types of diabetes. These include, for example, excessive thirst, cold sweats, severe weight fluctuations, fatigue, muscle cramps, and frequent infections.
Diabetes treatment: healthy diet is worth its weight in gold!
As already mentioned, a change in diet is definitely recommended. Eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables and fish. When it comes to fruit, make sure it has a low sugar content. Here, for example, apples, pears, oranges and berries are suitable. Also, drink plenty of water and unsweetened teas. Outdoor exercise should also become a fixed part of your daily routine.
Manage diabetes: with the practical TOM app
The TOM app helps you keep track of your diabetes medications. The app tells you every day when you need to take your medication and even has a handy reminder function. In the app’s virtual medicine cabinet, you can add or remove medications at any time.