You Could Have An Autoimmune Condition!
Autoimmunity is the hidden cause of diabetes for 25% of Type 2 diabetics!
The “official” term is latent autoimmune diabetes mellitus of adults (LADA).
An autoimmune condition is where your immune system is attacking a part of your body, and in your case, it is most likely attacking your adrenal gland and/or your pancreas. If you have an autoimmune condition, you don’t have just a “diabetic” problem, you have an “immune” problem! Unfortunately, insulin injections and diabetic medications do nothing for this autoimmune attacks. It is a slow, progressive, downward slide.
So the problem isn’t just the fact that you are diabetic: it is your immune system. You have an immune system problem, and you need to heal your immune system. Diabetic meds are not going to help you heal your immune system.
There are two parts to your immune system, TH1 and TH2, and they should be in balance, kind of like a teeter-totter effect. One should not be higher than the other. If your immune system goes out of balance because of stress (physical, chemical or emotional), one system (TH1 or TH2) will become dominant and this will cause your immune system to attack your body. There are specific blood tests that can be run to determine if you are autoimmune and if one part of your immune system is dominant.
Now the problem with an autoimmune condition is it just doesn’t attack one area of your body, it can attack other areas of your body as well. It can attack your gut — your stomach lining, (causing IBS), or it can attack your joints (rheumatoid arthritis). It can attack your entire body. You need to be tested to see if you are having an autoimmune condition, and if that is what is causing your diabetes.
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