8 Signs If You Have Diabetes

8 Signs If You Have Diabetes
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8 Signs If You Have Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as just diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time.[11] Symptoms often include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased appetite.[2] If left untreated, diabetes can cause many health complications.[2] Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death.[3] Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, damage to the nerves, damage to the eyes and cognitive impairment.[2][5]

Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced.[12] There are three main types of diabetes mellitus:[2]

Type 1 diabetes results from failure of the pancreas to produce enough insulin due to loss of beta cells.[2] This form was previously referred to as “insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” or “juvenile diabetes”.[2] The loss of beta cells is caused by an autoimmune response.[13] The cause of this autoimmune response is unknown.[2]
Type 2 diabetes begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly.[2] As the disease progresses, a lack of insulin may also develop.[14] This form was previously referred to as “non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” or “adult-onset diabetes”.[2] The most common cause is a combination of excessive body weight and insufficient exercise.[2]
Gestational diabetes is the third main form, and occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop high blood sugar levels.[2]

Type 1 diabetes must be managed with insulin injections.[2] Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes involves maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco.[2] Type 2 diabetes may be treated with oral antidiabetic medications, with or without insulin.[15] Control of blood pressure and maintaining proper foot and eye care are important for people with the disease.[2] Insulin and some oral medications can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).[16] Weight loss surgery in those with obesity is sometimes an effective measure in those with type 2 diabetes.[17] Gestational diabetes usually resolves after the birth of the baby.[18]

As of 2019, an estimated 463 million people had diabetes worldwide (8.8% of the adult population), with type 2 diabetes making up about 90% of the cases.[10] Rates are similar in women and men.[19] Trends suggest that rates will continue to rise.[10] Diabetes at least doubles a person’s risk of early death.[2] In 2019, diabetes resulted in approximately 4.2 million deaths.[10] It is the 7th leading cause of death globally.[20][21] The global economic cost of diabetes-related health expenditure in 2017 was estimated at US7 billion.[10] In the United States, diabetes cost nearly US7 billion in 2017.[22] Average medical expenditures among people with diabetes are about 2.3 times higher.[23]
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  1. kenzy

    I already had glasses than my vison got badder

  2. Mureed Nassif

    Diabetes is a silent killer & you can make it your best friend or your worst nightmare. It's one of those diseases, if ignored will creep up on you. To show how serious diabetes is more than 450 million people are diabetic world wide & in the USA every, 4 mins a person is added to the kidney transplant list. Having said that the sooner you take action the more likely you are in increasing your life expectancy in combating obisity, high blood pressure, brain annurysim, kidney disease, blindness & gangerine. Just look up the side effects & symptoms & speak to your doctor, specialist & dietitian, because prevention is certainly better than a cure. Having said that diabetes is reversible. For example I reversed my kidney functioning from 11% to 70%, after dialysis & taking drastic action. The reason IAM saying this is because I had a stroke, which I don't want anyone to go through. I used to be able to easily wash the car , do house work & drive & do 35 consecutive push-ups. But my stroke I can't even do 1 pushup, drive or jog & I have to do 1 hour physio twice a week. Having said that you can still enjoy your junk food, once a week in 5 day intervals. If you only know what's its like, how to feel how something that takes you 4% effort, after a stroke it will take you 70% effort. By the way stroke is the second killer behind heart disease globally. You certainly can't place a price on your health. If it was up to me I will implement a health plan system for people in different stages of their health. Exercise is very important. Don't take your health for granted, because it's not with it. Eventually your new healthy diet & 3 times a week exercise will become a habit & you'll live a very satisfied long life up to 80+ if you take action now before it's to late. For example I eat every 5 day intervals. Saturdays MacDonald's breakfast & Thursday KFC lunch. Then I skip a week, then Saturday & Thursday etc. Also never cure depression with binge eating, because your better off going to the gym, washing the car, & doing the lawn & house work, because after a stroke you won't be able to do any of these things. Avoid the pit of 🔥 at all costs.
    Start when your prediabetic & you'll definitely avoid kidney failure, heart disease, by-pass surgery & stroke & live 80 years+.
    Some people have to do by-pass surgery for 7 arteries. Don't let it be you 🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠.
    Put the fire out, before it's too late🤗.

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