Diabetes affects the body’s ability to use blood sugar for energy. The main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Diabetes insipidus, a rare disease, is not related to diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst and urination, blurred vision and fatigue.
Today is World Diabetes Day. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation and is an official United Nations World Day which promotes advocacy and awareness of diabetes worldwide. This day is celebrated by more than 170 countries and territories.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body can not regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood.
Blood delivers glucose to provide energy for the body to perform all daily activities of a person.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because the cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
Diabetes in the U.S.
Currently in the United States 7.8% of the population or about 23.6 million people have diabetes with 5.7 million are undiagnosed? Most of those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and usually 45 years of age or older. But this snapshot is changing as more children and adolescents are increasingly being diagnosed with this type of diabetes.
Studies show that the most common complication of type 2 diabetes is cardiovascular and is also the most costly complication, at a cost of approximately $ 7 billion of the $ 44 million annually in direct medical costs of diabetes. This figure is from 1997 and many estimate that these figures may have doubled by now.
Fatigue: As the body is unable to use glucose, it begins to metabolize fat. In this process, the body has to work harder resulting in feelings of fatigue and tiredness.
Rapid weight loss: You can not process all of the calories in food, water loss and urine sugar contributes to weight loss.
Excessive thirst, increased consumption of water is necessary to dilute the blood sugar so a diabetic feel thirsty all the time.
Conventional treatment does not take into account the causes of symptoms. In other words, what caused the blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels rise above normal after all? The answer lies in the fundamental laws of biology and physiology.
Frequent urination: The body tries to rid itself of excess sugar in the blood by excreting urine.
Diabetes is the main reason for adult blindness, end stage renal disease (ESRD), gangrene and amputation. Overweight, lack of exercise family history and stress increase the likelihood of diabetes. When the level of blood sugar is high and constant that leads to kidney failure,
cardiovascular problems and neuropathy. Patients with diabetes are four times more likely to have coronary heart disease and stroke. In addition, gestational diabetes is more dangerous for pregnant women and their fetuses.