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Do You Have Any Symptoms of Diabetes?

Updated on May 3, 2020

Life is risky. That is why there is no bravery in taking the risk of ignoring the symptoms of diabetes.

This silent killer 'diabetes', if not treated properly, robs people of money, health, time and dreams. Silent killer guys because this disease can stay inside the body for many years, unknowingly. Countless people around the world are waiting to have diabetes, it is called ‘pre-diabetes’. Although their blood sugar levels were higher than normal, they did not reach the stage of being declared as diabetes.

It is not only the person who has diabetes who suffers from the onset of diabetes, but also the child who has diabetes, his parents also have to be a partner in the care, the spouse who takes care of the spouse, the mother or father of the boy or girl suffering from diabetes also has to be a partner.


The type of diabetes that is more prevalent is type-2 diabetes. 90 to 95 percent of people have this type of diabetes.

In this type of diabetes, the body makes or produces less insulin but the body cannot use it. The hormone insulin is secreted from the beta cells of the pancreas. It is needed to convert food into energy. The disease can be diagnosed by measuring the blood sugar level.

This requires screening. Simply take a drop of blood with a lancet at the fingertips and insert it into a test strip and place it in the appropriate place on the glucometer device, the blood glucose value will immediately float on the screen. After fasting for eight hours, he had to take this blood.

How much has blood sugar risen? Moderate growth, or quite increased?

  • If the glucose level is less than 100 mg per deciliter of blood, then it is normal. However, keep in mind that blood glucose levels are just an indicator of the risk of diabetes. In addition to the family history of diabetes, group, age, blood pressure, cholesterol values ​​- these risks also need to be considered when considering the overall risk of diabetes.
  • If the glucose level is between 100 and 125 mg, it is also not normal. This is called pre-diabetes, a condition that greatly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. People with pre-diabetes also have a higher risk of heart disease and vascular disease. While type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making lifestyle changes, at least the onset of diabetes can be delayed.

So if someone has pre-diabetes, they should consult a doctor so that the overall risk can be assessed.

  • If the fasting blood glucose level is 128 mg or more, it indicates diabetes. It requires quick management. If left untreated, it can lead to many complications. There are various risks such as bleeding in the brain (stroke), heart disease, blindness. The doctor has to take advice for its management. According to the American Diabetes Association, those 45 and older should have their blood glucose measured every three years. Adults who have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol should also be screened for diabetes. Is there a risk of diabetes? Need to find out. Blood should be given to measure glucose in the morning after fasting for eight hours.

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Ridwan Ahammed Rana

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      asereht1970 

      4 weeks ago from Philippines

      Nice and very informative article. You are correct. Sometimes we are not aware if we already have diabetes so it's very important to always look out for the signs.

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