What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. Diabetes is a condition where people don’t produce enough insulin to meet their body’s needs and/or their cells don’t respond properly to insulin.
Different kinds of diabetes can occur, and managing the condition depends on the type. Not all forms of diabetes stem from a person being overweight or leading an inactive lifestyle. In fact, some are present from childhood.
Insulin helps people with diabetes live an active lifestyle. However, it can lead to serious side effects, especially if a person administers too much.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes- If the pancreas doesn’t make needed insulin, causing blood sugar levels to be too high you have type 1 or juvenile diabetes. Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet, and lifestyle to prevent complications.
Type 2 Diabetes- If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that may be reversible with diet and lifestyle changes.
Gestational Diabetes- Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy. It means you have high blood sugar levels, but those levels were normal before you were pregnant. Gestational diabetes typically develops between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes- Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision. In some cases, there may be no symptoms.
Type 1 diabetes- Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.
Gestational diabetes- In most cases, there are no symptoms. A blood sugar test during pregnancy is used for diagnosis.
Prevention of Diabetes
- Stop Eating sugar and refined carbs
- DoWorkout regularly
- Drink lots of water
- Quit smoking
- Eat very Low carbs
- Eat High Fiber diet
- Say no to processed food
If you are diabetic go for a regular sugar test from NABL accredited labs only like Lifeline Laboratory Path labs in Delhi. If you are not a diabetic person then take care of your health and reduce the risk of being diabetic