L-Carnitine

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Adult-onset diabetes

Adult-onset diabetes is another name used for the condition called type 2 diabetes (T2D). It is claimed that L-Carnitine can assist a patient with this disease through helping with blood sugar control. If you are a diabetic and curious about using this as part of your management of the condition, please talk with your doctor. For now, we discuss various areas of this illness.

Symptoms

Please keep in mind that not every case of diabetes will display the same symptoms. However, there are three that are known as the three Ps and are relatively common. One of these is polydipsia, where the patient has more thirst than is normal. Another is polyuria, in which the urinary frequency is higher than usual. Finally, there is also polyphagia, which refers to a level of hunger that is raised beyond that which is typical.

The person might also experience unintentional weight loss (not to be confused with the intentional weight loss that is claimed as something that L-Carnitine can be used to work toward). Having exhaustion is another one of the symptoms that might appear in a person with T2D.

Causes

A person's lifestyle, other medical conditions he may have, and genetics may all be linked to type 2 diabetes. As for genetics, there is a greater incidence of this illness amongst those who have a relative with it. Cushing's syndrome is an example of a medical condition that may lead to the development of T2D. In terms of lifestyle, having low physical activity and a poor diet is more associated with developing type 2 diabetes than are the opposites of those.


Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made by a doctor or other medical professional. If the blood sugar level is raised to a high enough number, then it may be pointing to diabetes. However, if it was only high on one occasion, and no symptoms were present, then it may not necessarily be considered a diagnosis of diabetes.

Treatment

There are various ways in which T2D is managed. Keeping blood sugar levels in the normal area is one goal. As mentioned, L-Carnitine has been proposed by some as being useful in controlling one's blood sugar. Aerobic exercise is one method of managing the condition. Diet changes may also be implemented. Medication, in some cases insulin, may be used. Sometimes, surgery is an option.

You can read about some of the other claimed health benefits of L-Carnitine, or go directly the home page for information on multiple aspects of this amino acid.