Diabetes





Diabetic patients must realize that they have a complicated disorder, which continues for lifetime. During pregnancy, diabetes can be serious and diabetic babies always weigh more than normal. Older people gradually tend to gain weight and they develop a mild form of diabetes because of a strain on their pancreas. Controlling weight can help control diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious disease. But the startling truth is that diabetes is reversible. Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
This disease is a condition where the body is unable to automatically regulate blood glucose levels, resulting in too much glucose (a sugar) in the blood. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects as many as 16 million Americans.

Diabetes is divided into two major groups. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common childhood diseases. Type 1 Diabetes is called Juvenile Diabetes as the onset of it begins in childhood. Type 2 diabetes is most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90% of cases. They concluded that most cases of type 2 diabetes is preventable by choosing a healthier lifestyle. The problem, in a nutshell, is that type 2 diabetes is not a simple disease caused by a single gene. The best way to control type 2 diabetes is with diet and exercise.

Symptoms Of Diabetes


Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Type - 1 diabetes symptoms: Symptoms of Type - I diabetes often come suddenly and very severely. They include: - exceptional thirst (polydipsia)
- dry mouth
- frequent urination (polyuria)
- weight loss
- feeling weak and tired
- blurred vision
Type - 2 diabetes symptoms: Mostly, people with Type 2 diabetes don't notice any symptoms, or the symptoms are experienced gradually. They include: - blurred vision
- cuts or wounds that heal slowly
- itchy skin
- increased thirst
- dry mouth
- frequent urination
- leg pain
Gestational diabetes symptoms:
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- weight loss in spite of good appetite
- fatigue and weakness
- nausea and vomiting
- frequent infections including those of the bladder, vagina and skin
- blurred vision
- irritability
Other warning symptoms of diabetes mellitus include: - Flu-like symptoms - like a viral illness, along with fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite.