Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D), formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that occurs when very little or no insulin is produced by the islets of Langerhans (containing beta cells) in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone needed by cells to use blood sugar for energy and it helps regulate normal glucose levels in the bloodstream. Prior to treatment, this results in high blood sugar levels in the body. The most common symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger and weight loss. Additional symptoms may include blurred vision, fatigue and slow wound healing. Symptoms usually develop over a short period of time, often a matter of weeks.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.