First Signs of Diabetes and How Coconut Oil Helps Control it
First signs of diabetes can go on for years unnoticed. Good thing coconut oil is always hard at work helping you reverse and/or avoid one.
Many of the first symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar. There’s too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells. Cells are starving and your body lets you know by giving you these first signs.
- Frequent urination
- Constant hunger
- Unquenchable thirst
- Weight loss
- Weakness and fatigue
- Vision problems
- Dry, itchy skin
- Frequent infections
- Irritability and depression
- Inflammation of the gums
- Slow healing sores, cuts, wounds, etc.
- Tingling or numbness in your hands, legs or feet
That’s just the thing with diabetes. Your cells are not getting the nourishment they need to survive.
Every single cell in your body insists on a continuous supply of either glucose or fatty acids to keep them alive and fuel metabolic functions. Cells weaken and perish without ample glucose.
Insulin is vital because it functions like a key to a lock. All cells have doors that need to be unlocked so that glucose can enter and feed them.
If the lock is no good and breaks, the key (insulin) doesn’t work and the door (cell) stays sealed. Even though there is more than enough blood glucose available, your cells go hungry. But not with coconut oil, it won’t!
Coconut oil contains a special and virtually rare type of fat molecules called Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) that can feed your cells even without insulin. You read that right!
It doesn’t matter whether your pancreas is not producing sufficient insulin or if your cells are insulin resistant. MCFA-rich coconut oil can still nourish your cells.
By the way, the first signs of diabetes are very similar to pre diabetes symptoms but there is a distinction. Pre-Diabetes stage is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but still not high enough, yet, to be diagnosed as diabetes.
If you’re experiencing early signs of Type 2 diabetes, your insulin resistant cells basically send signals that they are starving even though there is adequate food (glucose) in your blood.
In response to these signals, your pancreas injects more insulin. This surge of insulin and glucose leads to various health problems not the least of which is an increased risk of heart disease.
Since MCFAs can fuel cells directly and without assistance, your pancreas stops pumping out insulin. As a result, insulin levels stabilize and complications identified with diabetes are lessened or reversed.
Apart from the unique ability to sustain cells minus insulin, coconut oil helps improve insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.