All you need to know about Mitochondrial Diabetes

Mitochondrial Diabetes is a new emerging form of diabetes at the cellular level. Get started with lifestyle modifications by knowing the signs and symptoms of diabetes and treating it from the root cause.

Diabetes means too much increase in the blood glucose level in the body. Incorrect diabetes levels can cause many complications. This is the reason why diabetes is considered a serious problem. Keeping your blood sugar level right is very important. Keep in mind that there are many types of diabetes. Today we are going to talk about Mitochondrial Diabetes, which is a metabolic disorder. It is also important to note that mitochondrial disorders such as mitochondrial diabetes are not common problems. 

What is mitochondrial diabetes?

According to MedlinePlus, mitochondria are the small structures that produce energy in each of our cells. They are also called the energy factory of our body. Mitochondrial disorders affect the function of mitochondria. 

As already mentioned, mitochondria are those tiny compartments of every cell of the body, which produce energy according to the needs of the cells. Depending on which cell has fewer or lower functioning mitochondria, it can have different symptoms. Due to these disorders, those parts and parts of the body which need more energy, such as Heart, Muscles and Brain etc. are more affected. Now let's talk about mitochondrial diabetes.

Mitochondrial diabetes can be caused by poor functioning of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The production of insulin by the body depends on mitochondrial production. If a mitochondrial disorder affects the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, it may be called mitochondrial diabetes. Mitochondrial disorders can cause insulin resistance Now know about the symptoms of mitochondrial diabetes.

Symptoms of Mitochondrial Diabetes

If we talk about the symptoms of mitochondrial diabetes, then the symptoms of this diabetes are similar to the symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. That is, these symptoms are as follows:

Increased Hunger and thirst Increased urination Increased appetite but even after this, instead of being overweight (Increased appetite) Dehydration Blurred vision Nausea and vomiting Mood changes

Children with mitochondrial diabetes may also experience variations in different patterns of blood sugar levels. As such, diagnosing this problem can be a bit difficult. Apart from this, the patient may also face some other symptoms. Now, do you know what is the cause of this problem?

What are the causes of mitochondrial diabetes?

Mitochondria are unique because they have their own DNA i.e. deoxyribonucleic acid DNA (Mitochondrial acid DNA). Which is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA. Mutations in this mtDNA or mutations in nuclear DNA can cause mitochondrial disorders. Environmental toxins can also trigger the mitochondrial disease. Diabetes is also included in these mitochondrial diseases.

Environmental disorders can be inherited from one or both parents. Syndromes caused by mutations or deletions in mitochondrial DNA are often inherited by the patient from the mother. In some cases, these disorders can also be caused by a spontaneous gene mutation and are not inherited. As already mentioned, mitochondrial diabetes is caused due to poor functioning of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas or this problem is due to insulin resistance in the mitochondrial disorder of insulin resistance. 

Avoid the causes and early symptoms of diabetes at cellular levels and get treated today!!

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.) 

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