Do you have diabetes or not? “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Conficius In today’s world, people are not aware whether they have this disease or not. People forget how to keep track of their everyday living and food intake. Diabetes is one of the common problems that the society is facing. How will you know if you have diabetes? This is a serious, yet common medical condition. If an individual has this disease, what they need is to manage the blood sugars and regularly monitor them to be sure they are within their target range. The warning signs of diabetes Diabetes symptoms may occur over time or they may appear quickly. The various types of this medical condition may have similar or different warning signs. Some of the warnings are:
- Extreme thirst
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination
- Irritable behavior
- Blurred vision
- Wounds that don’t heal quickly
Diabetes has two types
Type One, is autoimmune disease meaning the body’s immune system mistakes its own cells for invading pathogens that need to be destroyed. It is formally called juvenile diabetes. In this type, body failed to produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars or glucose and starches you eat into a simple glucose to produce energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to have glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body, with the insulin’s help therapy and other treatments, even young age can learn to manage their condition, live long and have a healthy life. Type Two , the problem of the body that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than it’s normal level. When you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly, which is called insulin resistance. First pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. Over the time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your glucose level at normal level. The Difference between Type One and Type Two
|Symptoms are present on childhood.||Symptoms usually discovered in adulthood.|
|Low blood sugar levels are common.||No episodes of low blood sugar, unless the person is taking insulin or a certain medicine for diabetes.|
|It cannot be prevented.||It can be prevented or delayed with a healthy and active lifestyle.|
|TYPE 1||TYPE 2|
Keep in mind that once you control yourself you can be in control of the diabetes.
How to control diabetes?
The answer to this question will always be up to you. It is your choice to prevent it or just live with it. Following are some ways on how to prevent diabetes:
- Balanced diet
- Make a meal plan
- Monitor your blood sugar
Make the most out of what you have, value your life and the family you love. Know more on how to prevent this disease!