There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 has traditionally been associated with old age or obesity but the fact is that it’s an illness which can affect everyone including children and adults of normal weight.
In Denmark, approximately 350,000 people have been diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and it’s estimated that an additional 75,000 people are currently living with the condition without actually knowing that they have it. The reason why they are unaware of the fact that they have diabetes type 2 may be that the symptoms vary from person to person. Some people just feel very tired, others are incredibly thirsty. Other individuals develop a very sensitive nervous system and get more sensitive to pain whilst others constantly feel the need to go to the toilet or suffer from slow healing wounds.
There may be a number of reasons why diabetes type 2 is on the increase and is no longer just a condition suffered by old people or the obese. Some of the reasons may be explained by genetics or influenced by lifestyle or environment. Although it’s a fact that most diabetes type 2 patients have a BMI of over 30, the condition is also likely to be linked to stress, a bad environment or inactivity. In fact, there is a direct link between diabetes type 2 and the lack of exercise. Other contributing factors that makes a person more disposed to diabetes type 2 is their psychological health or the prolonged treatment of a physical illness involving the use of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) as this hormone causes a rise in blood sugar. If the patient is also a smoker, the risks are further increased.
To establish whether a person is suffering from diabetes type 2, the doctor will take a blood sample to check the blood sugar level. If the haemoglobin (HbA1c) is measured at above 48mmol/mol (6.5%), it’s likely to be diabetes type 2. However, several tests are likely to be done before a formal diagnosis is given. Yet the results of the blood tests can’t always be totally accurate as they are influenced by factors such as the patient suffering from low levels of iron or B12, medical conditions like haemophilia or kidney disease or alcoholism.
When a person has diabetes, the carbohydrates obtained through food are broken down into glucose but instead of being absorbed by the body’s cells where they can be used for energy, the glucose remains in the bloodstream. In a healthy body, the pancreas releases insulin which binds itself to the surface of the cells and allows for glucose to enter the cell. However, when an individual has diabetes type 1, the endocrine cells known as islets of Langerhans do not work properly and do not produce the insulin necessary for controlling blood sugar levels. A patient with diabetes type 1 would die if they weren’t given insulin. In contrast, people who suffer from diabetes type 2 do have the ability to produce their own insulin but the system isn’t working effectively and the glucose isn’t absorbed by the cells or they do not produce enough insulin for everything to work as it should. There is also something known as insulin resistance. This is when the muscles or body fat start resisting insulin and when a person gets obese, the body is no longer able to produce all the insulin needed. This is why doctors tend to recommend that people diagnosed with diabetes type 2 lose weight.
So what does the Lasota Energy wristband have to do with diabetes? On the face of it, nothing, as it will not be able to reverse diabetes type 1 or type 2. However, it would appear that some wearers of the wristband experience an improvement of symptoms and others are able to adjust the amount of insulin that they need to take even when following very strict medical protocols. Why? Well, it’s linked to the fact that insulin is a peptide hormone which is intrinsically linked to the production and regulation of other hormones such as TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic hormone), NYP (neuropeptide Y receptor), Alfa-MSH (alfa melanocyte stimulating hormone) and others. The negative ions in the wristband are designed to regulate the body’s endocrine system and obtain homeostasis (balance). If the body is out of balance, the wristband will attempt to make adjustments and influence the natural processes. As this is all happening in a natural way, there are no risks associated with using the wristband. The body will function optimally when the endocrine system is balanced and the Lasota Energy wristband can play an active part in making it happen. This is why wearers of the wristband with a diabetes diagnosis can experience an improvement in symptoms in terms of their blood sugar levels. However, it’s important that patients with diabetes type 1 or 2 continue to follow medical advice and do not change their treatment plan as the wristband is unable to reverse the condition.