What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when the body cannot properly regulate glucose (sugar) in the blood. When diabetes is untreated serious health complications can arise.

Type 1

  • Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and enter the bloodstream.
  • Normally the pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar
  • People with Type 1 Diabetes are not able to produce insulin at all
  • Like having a car without petrol, Type 1 Diabetics do not have all the parts to start the production of insulin.

Type 2

  • Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and enter the bloodstream.
  • Normally the pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes may be good at producing insulin at first, but slowly become worse
  • Like a mobile phone with no service, Type 2 Diabetics eventually lose the ability to signal when the body should produce insulin.

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The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation is affecting us all.

We understand that the uncertainty and disruption to daily life this brings, can be an extra burden for people who are already struggling with their eating, weight and mental health.

All of our therapists are experienced in delivering remote sessions using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, which means your therapy can continue online without disruption.

Our four central London locations currently remain open, and we are happy to see you in person as well.

Please book a call with our friendly and experienced assessment team who can explain how remote sessions can work for you.

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SPRING PROMOTION

Each year, in acknowledgement of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (2nd-8th March 2020), we have a Spring Promotion to provide greater access to our services.

We want to support people, who struggle with their weight and eating behaviour, change the mechanisms and patterns that are keeping them stuck.

Our experience tells us this can be achieved through psychological support, nutritional support, or a combination of both.

THERAPY OFFER
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NUTRITION OFFER
Purchase any nutrition package, and get 1 session FREE

T&Cs

  • This offer is available with all of our therapists, at all price points
  • This offer is available to new WM clients only
  • Offer ends on 31st March 2020

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What is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is classified into two different types. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body has stopped producing insulin. In Type 1 diabetes, the insulin has to be replaced either by daily injections or with an insult pump.

For Type 1 diabetics, the goal is to have the best possible glucose control for the individual’s lifestyle and daily activities. People with Type 1 Diabetes are more likely to develop symptoms very quickly and in a short period of time. Type 1 Diabetics may be diagnosed at a young age.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the pancreas is not producing enough insulin. The hormone insulin helps the body absorb glucose into the body’s cells and is important for bodily function. A person with Type 2 Diabetes cannot control their blood glucose because the insulin that is produced does not work correctly.

People with Type 2 Diabetes are more likely to develop symptoms over a long period of time. Although traditionally Type 2 Diabetes has been associated with individuals who are adults, young children can also have Type 2 diabetes or pre Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is usually associated with being overweight.

What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are very similar.

A major difference is the time it takes for symptoms to become noticeable.

People with Type 2 Diabetes have symptoms that are not always obvious, with mild development over a number of years.

Symptoms for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes include:

  • Feeling of thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss and loss of muscle
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow healing of cuts

Health Risks Associated with Diabetes

Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics are at risk for the following health conditions:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Nerve damage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • (retina- or eye- becomes damaged)
  • Kidney disease
  • Food problems
  • (foot ulcers are common)
  • Skin and mouth infections
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Miscarriage and still-birth

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Diabetes Treatment at WeightMatters

Diabetes is a very serious condition and requires patients to seek out professional treatment. Our dietician can help you balance food and drink intake against insulin doses so that your blood glucose is maintained as close as possible to the normal range. The goal is to have fewer episodes of high (hyperglycemia) or low (hypoglycemia) blood glucose levels.

Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes

Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes include:

  • Taking Insulin
  • Monitoring carbohydrate intake
  • Frequent blood sugar monitoring
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight

Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Regular Exercise
  • Potential diabetes medication or insulin therapy
  • Blood sugar monitoring

Treatment for Diabetes

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