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Sugar, Insulin and 2 Types of Diabetes
Diabetes is a combination of metabolic diseases deriving from a person with high blood sugar. Also, it can come from the body's failure to produce insulin. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death targeting Americans. At least over 10 million Americans live with the disease. Since the year, 2007, about 5.7 million people are undiagnosed.
High levels of sugar in the blood develops in the glucose. Some portions of food we eat are broken down into small molecules of sugar glucose known as carbohydrates. One type of tests to check blood glucose is called Fast Blood Sugar (FBS). Its associated with early diagnosis of prediabetes. Prediabetes usually have no symptoms at all. It occurs in people who are age 45 and older with weight problems.
Insulin is a horomone, important in the control of fat and metabolism in the body. When improper use of insulin forms in the pancreas, diabetes will result. Insulin is the primary medication to treat diabetes. Most diabetics with Type 2 diabetes may require other treatment. Type 1 diabetics are often, insulin dependent.
Type 1 Diabetes Metillus
Type 1 Diabetes Metillus occurs when insulin production is destroyed. This leads to increased blood and urine glucose. The common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are chronical urination, excessive hunger, excessive thirst and weight loss. In some cases, most people with Type 1 diabetes are still healthy. Still, without the treatment of insulin, it can be deadly.
Type 2 Diabetes Metillus
Type 2 Diabetes Metillus is a lifelong disease of high levels of sugar in the blood. The symptoms are tingling pain in hands to feet, blurry vision, and weakness. Other symptoms can be of high blood pressure and a very dry mouth. One of the treatments for Type 2 diabetes is to keep the sugar rate low as much as possible. Complications can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Many people are unaware that diabetes can be genetic as well. That means it can run in a family's history and can affect children under the age of 16 with Type 1. It can start with adults at an early age of 20 and up. Other types of diabetes are gestational diabetes that occurs during pregnacy, which high-blood glucose develops in women within the first 28 weeks. Along with medication, proper excercise and eating habits of certain diets play key-factors to live a healthy life with diabetes. Researchers, scientists and doctors are now producing methods to check and treat diabetes without much use of needles and other difficult tools. Diabetes is known to have no cure and can only be treated. Leaving diabetes untreated can lead to a coma and of course, death.
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