Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Warning Signs of Diabetes>>>>>

Diabetes is a medical condition characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin, or the body’s cells fail to respond appropriately to insulin. Diabetes is a degenerative disease (it affects the elderly) but still rarely affect the younger people. Diabetes can also be inherited (a genetic disease).

Image result for pics of diabetic patientThe two main types of diabetes are the Type 1 (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM))and the type 11 (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM))

Type 1>>>This is often known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM). In this case, the body fails to produce enough insulin. It occurs mostly in children, hence referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes. The immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells, known as beta cells, in the pancreas and scientists believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors somehow triggers the immune system to destroy these cells.

Type 11>>>The body fails to utilize the insulin produced. This type of diabetes is common in older people and may be affected by such factors as diet and lifestyle.

Though diabetes may produce no sign as it sets in but faced with these signs, discuss with your doctor and schedule for a diabetes test

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth>>>>
  • Frequent urination 
  • Unexplained weight loss 
  • Wound not healing or reoccurence in a particular place
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent a lot of complications