Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic health condition characterized by high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. It is caused by inadequate insulin production in the body or because the body’s cells do not respond well to insulin – or a combination of both factors.
There are three kinds of diabetes – Type 1, which is inherited and usually starts as early as childhood, and also known as juvenile diabetes; Type 2, which is common in adults; the third type is gestational diabetes that affects pregnant women. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women and like other types of diabetes, the mother’s ability to make and use insulin is affected, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Symptoms of gestational diabetes are part of the process of a normal pregnancy, and are therefore easily overlooked.
The warning signs of diabetes can differ depending on the type of diabetes.
Diabetes symptoms come on quickly. Typical signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include:
Diabetes symptoms, are not usually visible at the onset. Some of these are:
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leaving the affected person with little or no insulin, and reliant on external insulin. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors.
Unlike in the case of Type 1 diabetes, people with Type 2 diabetes do produce insulin but the body’s cells become resistant to the action of insulin, and not enough insulin is secreted by the pancreas to make up for the body’s inability to use it.
In the absence of the right amount of insulin, and the inability of the body to use it, glucose (food is broken down into a simple sugar called glucose) cannot reach the body’s cells, and builds up in the bloodstream instead. Because glucose cannot enter the cells, they are unable to function properly, causing damage to the body.
If blood sugar levels are not managed, diabetes can lead to serious complications such as blindness, kidney damage, heart disease, and foot problems. It is important to manage diabetes well to prevent the onset of other ailments from affecting the body.
The diabetes treatment plan will depend on the type of diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are dependent on insulin. People with Type 2 or gestational diabetes may have to depend on insulin, oral medications or both to help keep their blood sugar in control.
It is possible to lead a healthy life with diabetes. If you follow a strict regime of care that includes monitoring blood sugar levels carefully, taking medication on time, maintaining a healthy diet combined with a daily dose of exercise, life will be no different from that of anybody else’s.
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