Type 1 diabetes occur mostly in children and younger adults whereas type 2 is more common and affects mostly adults. Diabetes’ symptoms ranges from blurred vision, frequent urination, fast weight loss, always tired, to slow healing wounds. In type 1, symptoms occur on the onset while with type 2, symptoms do not occur rapidly. Diabetes usually is diagnosed by a simple blood test, measuring blood glucose level of a person. Usually, tests are done with fasting hours before the test and patients are usually asked to drink juice or consume something sweet to hype up their blood level.
As always, to avoid such illness, we should always maintain a healthy diet. Which means eating more vegetables and fruits rather than processed foods and pastries. Being active physically is also helpful. If one has genes of diabetes, one should always check his/her blood test to make sure his/her blood level is stable. Avoidance of tobacco and alcoholic drinks would also be a smart thing to do.
The risks of not taking care and regulating the insulin in the body are very fatal. Amputations of body parts are likely to happen when the wound does not heal fast enough. The infected part also spreads through other parts and gets rotten and infected as well. Blindness can also be a risk for diabetic patients. Furthermore, heart diseases are also prone to diabetic patients.
It is better to check regularly with your doctor for early detection or prevention.
Where can you find more information?
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