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Diabetes:  Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments & Prevention

Diabetes: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Tests, Treatments & Prevention

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Diabetes is when your body isn't able to take up sugar (glucose) into its cells and use it for energy. This results in a build up of extra sugar in your bloodstream.

Insulin is a hormone made by pancreas.

Pancreas release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin allows glucose to enter body’s cells. Glucose provides the “fuel” or energy tissues and organs need to properly function.

  • Type 1 diabetes : This is an autoimmune disease. Here, the insulin-producing cells(alpha cells) in pancreas are destroyed. Up to 10% of diabetics are Type 1. Usua...

  • Increased thirst.
  • Weak, tired feeling.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts.
  • Unplanned weight loss.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Frequent unexplained infections.
  • Dry mouth.

Oth...

This is a temporary type called as Gestational diabetes

This type develops in some women during their pregnancy. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy. However, if you ...

  • Nerve damage (neuropathy ) that causes numbing and tingling that starts at toes or fingers then spreads.
  • ...

  • Plan on what you eat and follow a healthy meal plan. Diets high in nutrition and fiber and low in fats and calories are helpful.
  • Exercise regularly . Try to exercise at least 30 minutes most days of th...

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