Diabetes mellitus is classified as a chronic endocrine disease. It comes in two types and is caused by a deficiency of insulin produced. Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed when a person’s body does not produce enough of this hormone. The second is when the body is immune to insulin. Diabetes mellitus can begin at any age and has psychosomatic roots.
Thus, more than half of children with type 1 diabetes grew up in a family where their parents divorced, psychiatrist Dmitry Popov said on Monday, October 30. According to the specialist, insulin deficiency in such a child is based on a state of fear and disgust, as well as resistance to the situation.
“These are powerful preconditions for the pancreas to respond. Resistance and struggle require a lot of energy, that is, sugar. In order for its level in the body to be high, it needs to lower insulin in the blood,” the psychiatrist said in an interview with Paragraph.
According to Popov, the causes of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which occurs in adulthood, can also be psychosomatic and accumulate over years. And then, in some provoking situation, the body breaks down in compensation.
In turn, gastroenterologist of the first category, nutritionist Nuria Dianova agreed that stress can also lead to the development of diabetes. She explained that with age, the functions of the pancreas become depleted and a stressful event can actually become a trigger. This mainly affects people over 40 years of age.
Earlier that day, a teacher at the Department of Fundamental Medical Disciplines of the Medical Faculty of the State University of Education, surgeon Alexander Umanov warned about the high sugar content in pumpkin latte, baked apples and non-alcoholic mulled wine and the effect these products have on digestion, writes Pravda.Ru.