What is Diabetes?

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Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also referred to as blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main energy source, and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a pancreatic hormone, helps the glucose from food to enter your cells for energy use. Your body often does not produce enough – or any – insulin, or use insulin well. Glucose then remains in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Types of diabetes :

Type 1 diabetes – Body Does not produce enough insulin.

Type 2 diabetes – Body produces insulin but can’t us it well.

Gestational Diabetes – A temporary condition in Pregnancy.

Diabetes higher risk and complications:

Diabetes can lead to complications in many parts of the body and increase the risk of dying prematurely.

  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney Failure
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Diabetes Symptoms and warning sings
  • Feeling Thirsty
  • Feeling Hungry
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Blurry Vision
  • Weight Loss
  • Numbness in the Hands/Feet
  • Cuts are slow to heal
  • Frequent Urination

Prevention :

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Feel happy
  • Better sleep
  • Check blood glucose if in doubt
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Take Healthy Diet