Sunday, November 4, 2018

Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Type 1, Type 2, Test and Treatment

What is Diabetes

Whatever we eat, it changes into glucose and our body uses it for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies close to the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to enable glucose to get into the cell of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't utilize its very own insulin. Diabetes is a sickness in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, blindness, kidney failure. Blood tests can show if you have diabetes.

Signs The main 3  Signs of Diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Increased hunger
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Symptoms of Diabetes 

  • Feeling More Thirsty Than Usual 
  • Feeling Very Hungry
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cuts / Bruises don't heal quickly or slowly
  • Weight Gain or  Unusual Weight loss
  • Tingling or Numbness Sensation in your feet and hands
  • Dry Mouth and Itching Skin
  • Irritability

Types : There are two types of diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes 

What is Type 1 Diabetes

In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unbale to produce the insulin, or insulin stops becoming. Insulin hormone which help to control the blood sugar levels.

What is Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes have a high level of blood sugar, which is very difficult to control. In this situation, the sufferer feels more thirsty, frequent urination and frequent hunger problems. It can happen to anyone, but it is seen more in children or that people who are overweight and physically inactive. In type 2 diabetes, the body is not utilize to insulin properly.

Blood Sugar Test

If you have symptoms of diabetes, then doctors can suggest you blood sugar test. Blood tests can show if you have diabetes.Even if you do not have diabetes, the doctor can include this test in your routine checkup to see if you are not at risk of getting diabetes.


If you have diabetes in the blood test, doctor gives you insulin treatment advice for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes always requires insulin treatment and insulin pumps or daily injection will require lifetime to keep blood sugar levels under control.
In types 2 diabets, doctor gives you medicines and lifestyle changing advices such as : 
  • Regular exercise 
  • Take balanced diet
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid sweet things
  • Stay away from stress
  • Sleep on time
  • Eat less ghee(fatty oil)  made from oil
  • Regularly check your sugar level
  • Do not take any medicines without any doctor's advice.
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