Autoimmune diseases occur when the body gets confused and attacks its own normal cells.
There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases.
DID YOU KNOW..?
Women are at a greater risk to develop an autoimmune disease than a man.
Other populations that are more at risk to develop an autoimmune disease:
✔️Those with a family history
✔️Exposure to environmental factors
✔️Certain ethnic groups
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease-- it's irreversible, there is no cure (for now), and causes destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. This means, my #diabuddies need to give themselves (life-saving) insulin throughout the day via a syringe or insulin pump, in order to survive.
Insulin, when given in excess, can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). We try our best to avoid this, but it's inevitable- it comes with the territory.
Low blood sugars need to be treated promptly and with fast acting carbohydrates.
Things I treat my low blood sugars with:
✔️ 100% fresh, cold-pressed juice
✔️ @transcendfoods (which are convenient and easy to carry with you)
So, until there is a cure, please make yourself aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to treat it. You could save a life!