WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a chronic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.
In Type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Insulin deficiency causes glucose, or sugar, to accumulate in the bloodstream, leading to high blood sugar levels.
In Type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't produce adequate amounts, to maintain normal blood sugar levels. This condition is the most common type of diabetes and is often associated with lifestyle factors such as poor diet and lack of exercise.
What causes Diabetes?
Researchers consider the cause of Type 1 diabetes to be the result of genetics, and environmental factors, such as viruses.
Type 2 diabetes, which is much more common, is usually caused by genetic and lifestyle conditions such as being overweight, having a sedentary routine, and consuming a diet high in sugar and unhealthy fats. Over time, the body becomes less responsive to insulin, and the pancreas may not be able to produce enough to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range.
Other less common types of diabetes include gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, and monogenic diabetes, caused by a mutation in a single gene.
What are the symptoms of Diabetes?
The symptoms of diabetes can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. Common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, slow healing, and numbness or tingling.
How is Diabetes treated?
Type 1 diabetes is usually treated with insulin injections since the body cannot produce it. Insulin therapy involves injecting the hormone into the fatty tissue under the skin using a syringe, pen, or pump. The dosage and frequency of the injections depend on blood sugar levels and other factors.
Type 2 diabetes is often treated with lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help manage blood sugar levels. Medications may also be prescribed to help lower glucose amounts. Some common medicines include metformin, sulfonylureas, meglitinides, and DPP-4 inhibitors. In some cases, people with Type 2 diabetes may also require insulin therapy alone or in combination with other medications.
How does Diabetes affect brain wellness?
Diabetes can have a significant impact on brain health and wellness. High glucose levels can damage blood vessels in the brain, resulting in decreased blood flow and reduced oxygen supply. This condition can cause cognitive impairment and increase the risk of developing dementia. Diabetes can also produce inflammation in the brain, leading to the death of neurons and further cognitive decline.
In addition, diabetes increases the risk of stroke, which can cause brain damage and further cognitive impairment. High blood sugar levels can also affect the production and removal of amyloid-beta. This protein accumulates in the brain and is associated with Alzheimer's disease, potentially contributing to the development of this condition.
Furthermore, diabetes can cause mood disorders and increase the risk of depression, impacting mental health. Managing blood sugar levels through a healthy diet, regular exercise, and medication can help reduce the risk of these complications and support brain wellness.
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The Brain Frequency™ 3 Step Treatment Process consists of; first, performing a Baseline EEG and completing Psychometric Assessments; second, conducting a Brain Frequency Consultation; and third, Initiating Treatment.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) analyzes brain waves and produces a brain map identifying current and optimal frequencies in 19 areas of the brain. Based on the individualized brain map, Brain Frequency™ will determine possible diagnoses of various mental health disorders or brain trauma for the provider to consider during treatment. Brain Frequency™ AI software provides clinicians with an "Approval Ready" treatment plan using personalized protocols based on each patient's needs.
Those suffering from symptoms of diabetes can efficiently and effectively improve their brain health and wellness by using the Brain Frequency™ AI system. Our innovative system drastically reduces the time needed to properly diagnose and construct treatment plans leading to a faster recovery and greater quality of life.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
American Psychological Association (APA): https://www.apa.org/
National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/
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