What is Diabetes ? – Diabetes Symptoms

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What is Diabetes and Diabetes Symptoms?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose or sugar level is too high in your body and pancreas is not producing enough insulin in our body cells to maintain blood sugar level.

the pancreas is an organ in our body that lies near our stomach. It produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin gets into our body cells and maintains our blood glucose level. When the pancreas is not working properly and not producing enough insulin for our body then our blood sugar level is increased.

Too much glucose level in our blood can cause serious health problems. Although it has no complete cure yet you can manage it by controlling your diet and doing regular exercise and stay healthy. Many people also call it “sugar”. Nowadays diabetes is a very common disease in all over the world.

According to National Diabetes statics report 2017 in the United States of America. An estimated 30.3 million people of all ages or 9.4% of United States population had diabetes in 2015. This total 30.2 million adult that are aged 18 years or older ( 12.2% of all U.S adults ) of which 7.2 million ( 23.8% ) were not aware of or did not report having diabetes. The percentage of adults with diabetes increased with age, reaching high of 25.2% among those aged 65 years or older.

Diabetes Symptoms :

People who think they might have diabetes, they must visit a physician for a diagnosis. Some common symptoms of diabetes are below :

  • Frequent Urination
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Feeling hungry-even though you are eating
  • Very dry skin
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Blurry Vision
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Sores that are slow to heel
  • Tingling, Pain or numbness in the hands and feet.

There are different types of diabetes. There are three most common types :

  1. Type 1 Diabetes.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Gestational Diabetes

There are also some other types of diabetes include monogenic diabetes, which is an inherited form of diabetes and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

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