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Symptoms of Diabetes
What Causes Diabetes
Diabetes Diet
Gestational Diabetes
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Diabetes mellitus is a common disease in the United States. It is estimated that over 16 million Americans are already caught with diabetes, and 5.4 million diabetics are not aware of the existing disease. Diabetes prevalence has increased steadily in the last half of this century and will continue rising among U.S. population. It is believed to be one of the main criterions for deaths in United States, every year. This diabetes information hub projects on the necessary steps and precautions to control and eradicate diabetes, completely.

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where in human body does not produce or properly uses insulin, a hormone that is required to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by constant high levels of blood glucose (sugar). Human body has to maintain the blood glucose level at a very narrow range, which is done with insulin and glucagon. The function of glucagon is causing the liver to release glucose from its cells into the blood, for the production of energy.

There are three main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes impede a person’s carefree life. When breakdown of glucose is stopped completely, body uses fat and protein for producing the energy. Due to this mechanism symptoms like polydipsia, polyuria, polyphegia, and excessive weightloss can be observed in a diabetic. Desired blood sugar of human body should be between 70 mg/dl -110 mg/dl at fasting state. If blood sugar is less than 70 mg/dl, it is termed as hypoglycemia and if more than 110 mg /dl, it’s hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is the primary reason for adult blindness, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), gangrene and amputations. Overweight, lack of exercise, family history and stress increase the likelihood of diabetes. When blood sugar level is constantly high it leads to kidney failure, cardiovascular problems and neuropathy. Patients with diabetes are 4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease and stroke. In addition, Gestational diabetes is more dangerous for pregnant women and their fetus.

Though, Diabetes mellitus is not completely curable but, it is controllable to a great extent. So, you need to have thorough diabetes information to manage this it successfully. The control of diabetes mostly depends on the patient and it is his/her responsibility to take care of their diet, exercise and medication. Advances in diabetes research have led to better ways of controlling diabetes and treating its complications. Hence they include:-

  • New improved Insulin and its therapy, (external and implantable insulin pumps) have advanced well to manage elevated blood sugars without any allergic reactions.
  • Oral hypoglycemic drug, controls diabetes type 2.
  • New improved blood glucose monitor (new device for self blood glucose monitoring), and hemoglobin A1c laboratory test to measure blood glucose control during previous 3 months.
  • Effective availability of the treatments for affected body organs due to diabetes.
  • Better ways to manage mother and its fetus health during the gestational diabetes phase.
by lalitha Date Added: Tue 20 September, 2011
i have 117 sugar on fasting. am I prediabetic. do reply  Read More...
by ka.sulochana Date Added: Sun 18 September, 2011
Hello, a simple treatment from the kitchen ie equal amount of methi , black til and kalonji(onionseeds) to be fried without oil till its emits smell cooled and coarsely ground in the mixie and stored ..  Read More...
by A.SORNALINGAM Date Added: Sun 18 September, 2011
Ihave gone thro your articles which are found very useful.I need your advise more on diet. I am 65 and diabetic and cardiac patient Regularly going ror checking, and taking medicines. Also going wa..  Read More...
by R.Sundarem Date Added: Sat 17 September, 2011
I am a diabetic Type II.I wd like to know whether Cashew /GroundNut/Badam/Walnut are good and in Fruits what is good like Banana,Apple/Guava/orages etc I take 3 Chappati twice daily along with Rice...  Read More...
by amit sharma Date Added: Thu 15 September, 2011
dear sir, I'm suffering from sugar from last 7-8 years. I'm 35 years old. I started insuling Human mixtard twice a day i.e. before breakfast 26 & before dinner 22 from last 2-2.5 years. after lunc..  Read More...
by Noel Prince Date Added: Wed 14 September, 2011
I had symptoms like constant urination and hunger and did sugar test. Test shows that every thing is normal, can i consider i am free from diabetes? or do i have to do any other test? Please your comm..  Read More...
by Noel Date Added: Wed 14 September, 2011
I had few symptom like constant urination and hunger and did sugar test and result shows the it is NORMAL. Can i consider that i don't have diabetes?..  Read More...
by drug_heals@hotmail.com Date Added: Tue 13 September, 2011
my mom who is 40 yrs is having daibetes.what shud i suggest her to hav a control over it???  Read More...
by vasudev Date Added: Tue 13 September, 2011
My blood sugar levels Fasting 106 and pp 189, initially i started going for walk and restricted my diet of rice, i do intake alcohol 180 ml, after restriction i noticed that my weight reduced and then..  Read More...
by Sarabjit Date Added: Tue 13 September, 2011
I just knew all symptoms of Diabetes from my boss I am also feeling tierd , lazyness , irritaion , but not yet has checked my sugar test Kindly somebody tell that what can I do I just got married 01 y..  Read More...
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