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Diabetes remedy

Updated on August 15, 2009

Diabetes remedies info

1.What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a life long disease which affects the whole body caused by the inability of the body to produce the hormone insulin.Diabetes is not caused by any virus or bacteria and hence non-infectious.There is no cure for diabetes.We can only manage and control diabetes by taking certain steps throughout our life span.

2.How diabetes happens?

Our body is made up of billions of cells which act as basic building blocks of our body.Our body uses sugar or glucose as fuel for the functioning of cells in our body.Our body converts the food we take into glucose,and sends it to cells throughout the body.Glucose is carried by the hormone insulin to cells through blood.Cells use glucose as fuel to function.

The hormone insulin is produced by the organ pancreas situated behind the stomach.A healthy pancreas produces enough insulin and so the body remains healthy.The problem starts when the production of insulin is lower than the requirement.This condition is called diabetes.Diabetes happens if you are predisposed to it genetically, meaning you inherit it from your parents.It also can happen due to poor eating habits and overweight.

3.How does diabetes affect our body?

If untreated, diabetes affects the whole body and becomes life threatening.Untreated diabetes can damage vital organs such as kidneys and may lead to heart problems.It may attack eyes to cause blindness.

4.What are different types of diabetes and explain in brief?

There are three types of diabetes which are type 1,type 2and type 3.

Type 1 diabetes appears before the age of thirty and is 10%of all cases.This type of diabetes is sometimes called 'juvenile-onset' diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes develops in adults and can be controlled with suitable diets, exercises and medicines.

Type 3 diabetes happens to women during pregnancy but disappears after delivery.This is called 'gestational diabetes'.

5.What is hyperglycemia and explain in brief?

When the hormone insulin production is insufficient or low,the amount of insulin is not enough to carry glucose to cells and so glucose fills the blood.This high blood sugar condition is called 'hyperglycemia' which can
create complications and is dangerous.This condition damages blood vessels and nerves leading to heart diseases,kidney failure and blindness.

6.What is diabetic Ketoacidosis?

When the body produces less insulin,the processing of glucose is hindered and the body turns to fat reserves to get energy and due to this, certain waste products are created called ketones which in excess are dangerous and may cause coma and death.This condition is called diabetic ketoacidosis.

What is hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia is also known as insulin shock,occurs when glucose levels in blood are low.This may happen due to too much of insulin coupled with low glucose levels.This a dangerous condition but can be overcome by making the patient consume sweets or sugar to raise the sugar levels.

7.What are the treatments and medications for diabetes?

The diabetes treatment consists of usage of combination of diet control,exercise and medication.Diabetes is a serious disease, hence requires your serious attention.Your goal should be to maintain your blood sugar to the optimum level.Plan your diet and exercises in consultation with your doctor and never resort to self medication.Medicines may become outdated and ineffective over a period of time.It may also cause allergic reactions.Only your doctor can decide what is good for you.

What are the steps to be taken by diabetic patients?

Take proper care of your feet as diabetes affects the nerves in the legs and feet.Wear shoes of correct fit.

Get your eyes tested regularly by an eye specialist.

Never stop your insulin even during illness and your blood sugar regularly.

It is better to wear a medical identity on your person stating that you are a diabetic patient.This will help treatment when you are unconscious in an emergency.


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      9 years ago from London, UK

      Interesting to know. Diabetes is rising amongst people. Thanks for sharing.

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