Diabetes is unlike any other health problem. It requires treatment on a daily basis, as well as knowledge on coping with specific situations. While life with diabetes can present itself as a challenge, it doesn’t have to run every aspect of your life.

The goal of treating diabetes is to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible. Not too low (Called hypoglycemia) and not too high (Called hyperglycemia). This can be achieved by eating healthy, exercising, and utilizing insulin and medications to help control the sugar in your blood.

If you fail to properly treat your diabetes, it can lead to some fairly serious problems. Over time, high blood sugar can lead damage to blood vessels, kidneys, and other vital organs. Long term consequences can sometimes be severe, such as a stroke or heart attack.

The most import thing for someone with diabetes to remember is to spend the time everyday to make sure that they’re staying healthy. It’s also important to turn to loved ones, family and friends to help cope when going through difficult times.

With all of the technology available in the medical world today, having diabetes doesn’t have to be a death sentence like it was in the past. With the proper care and treatment, the majority of diabetics in todays world go on to lead happy and healthy lives.


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Diabetes is a life-long disease caused by high levels of sugar in the blood stream. It can be caused by too little insulin,
resistance to insulin, or both.

There are 3 main types of diabetes, and therefore there are many different symptoms of diabetes. The more symptoms you have the greater risk you have at developing the disease. Listed below are the different types of diabetes and the symptoms associated with each type.

Type 1 diabetes – This is usually diagnosed in children. The body makes little or no insulin, and daily injections of insulin are required to maintain life. Daily management of the disease is required or else medial emergencies may arise.

Type 2 diabetes – is far more common than type 1 and makes up 90% or more of all cases of diabetes. It usually occurs in adulthood, but more and more children are starting to develop it because of obesity rates. Here, the body does not make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it, and can carry it around for a number of years before complications arise. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common due to the growing number of older Americans, increasing obesity, and failure to exercise.

Gestational diabetes – Develops anytime during pregnancy because of high blood glucose levels. The person usually does not have diabetes and after the pregnancy blood sugar levels return to normal.

If you believe you have diabetes please consult with your family doctor.


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