Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Symptoms and Diet

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Diabetes is a life-style disease which causes high-blood sugar. It's a metabolic condition due to which your body is unable to produce or effectively process blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. Blood Glucose is produced from the food we consume, especially carbohydrates and it’s the main source of our energy. The Pancreas generates a hormone called Insulin, which lets the glucose from our food to be used by the cells in our body for energy. 

For  diabetic patients the glucose ends up staying in the blood instead of reaching out for their cells. This is because their body isn’t able to produce enough insulin or is unable to make proper use of it. Insulin helps to keep our blood sugar level in control and prevents it from rising high (hyperglycemia) or dropping too low (hypoglycemia).

What are types of Diabetes?

Diabetes consists of three major types, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

If you are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, your body becomes unable to produce insulin. People with this juvenile form of diabetes are completely dependent on external insulin as their immune system breaks the cells in their pancreas that generate insulin. Symptoms or Signs of Type 1 Diabetes usually appear during childhood or when one is in his 20’s but still holds risks to occur at any age. Type 1 Diabetic patients need insulin each day to live. 

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes involve:

  • Increased Hunger and Thirst
  • Sudden Weight Loss
  • Low Metabolism
  • Frequent Urination
  • Vision getting Blurry
  • Tiredness and Weakness
  • Mood Swings

Type 2 Diabetes

In case of Type 2 Diabetes, your body isn’t able to effectively use insulin which alters your body’s blood sugar level. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and can occur at any age, unfortunately even in the course of your childhood. However, Type 2 Diabetes is mostly seen to surface during early 30’s and later. 

Unlike in Type 1, your body still produces insulin with Type 2 Diabetes, but your body fails to process it as the cells don’t respond properly to it. Type 2 Diabetes is equally dangerous as it can also cause Kidney Diseases. Obese people are most vulnerable to Type 2 Diabetes.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes involve:

  • Increased Hunger and Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Vision getting Blurry
  • Tiredness and Weakness
  • Slow Healing and recurring Infections

Gestational Diabetes

Women often are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes during their Pregnancy period. This condition usually goes away after childbirth, but in few cases it later turns into Type 2 Diabetes. During Pregnancy a woman’s body becomes less sensitive to insulin. This is detected during the blood sugar test, which is performed during the pregnancy period. Increased thirst and urination are the usual symptoms during Gestational Diabetes.

What are the health risks that diabetes can cause?

Having elevated blood sugar levels (too much glucose in your blood) can cause quite a few health problems such as:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Kidney related problems
  • Problems with Eyesight
  • Dental Issues
  • Nerve Damage

What diet is recommended during Diabetes?

Diabetes has no permanent cure, but you can maintain a good diet to stay healthy. Adapt a nutritious diet full of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, good fats like nuts, slim milk (low-fat). Remove foods with high sugar content from your diet, as they come with extra calories and no nutritional benefits. Deserts, Cold Drinks, Fried Food need to be strictly avoided. Daily alcohol consumption is also bad if you’re diabetic.

Other healthy habits such as indulging in 30 minutes of daily exercise and use of natural supplements will help keep your blood sugar levels in control.


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