Have you ever heard about Diabetes disease? What is Diabetes?. Do you know How dangerous is it for our healthy?. Let’s you see some complications of it’s images, you will feel that it is really scary. It causes myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke, foot injure…, even leading of death.
* Why is Diabetes really serious?
– Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States (and may be underreported). More than 34 million people in the United States have it, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it.
– More than 88 million US adults, over a third have prediabetes, and more than 80% of them don’t know they have it. The numbers of people have diagnosed it becomes younger with every passing day.
Therefore, Diabetes is called a silent killer through it’s complications and it causes about 5% of all deaths globally each year.
– In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled as the American population has aged and become more overweight or obese.
* How did you feel when you were diagnosed this disease?
When you were diagnosed with diabetes, you felt shocking, worrying and scared about your health?. You wanted to shout out loud: NOT ME, NOT NOW, NOT EVER. Did You talk with your friend or your family?. And did you go online to search all answers and any related information?.
I understand about your mentality and difficulties that you had to face. But you please calm down to find out solutions for your healthy.
1. Do you know What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious disease when your blood glucose level is higher than normal because your body is deficient or resistant to insulin, resulting in a disorder of blood sugar metabolism. When you have diabetes, your body does not effectively metabolize the carbohydrates from the foods to generate energy.
Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Frequent high blood sugar levels over time increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, causing damage to other organs such as eyes, kidneys, nerves and other serious illnesses.
It begins with most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.
2. Diabetes is increasing
There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They’re different conditions, but they’re both serious. There are some other rarer types of diabetes too.
Type 1 accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing.
Type 2 accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing.
Gestational diabetes in pregnancy is increasing.
2.1. Type 1 is increasing
– Type 1 is caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body attacks itself by mistake). That stops your body from making insulin. About 5-10% of the people who have diabetes have type 1. Symptoms of type 1 often develop quickly. It’s usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. If you have type 1, you’ll need to take insulin every day to survive. Currently, no one knows how to prevent type 1.
2.2. Type 2 is creasing
– With type 2, your body doesn’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels (the body becomes resistant to insulin) or when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. It is about 90-95% of people have type 2. It develops over many years and is usually diagnosed in adults (but more and more in children, teens, and young adults).
You may not notice any symptoms, so it’s important to get your blood sugar tested if you’re at risk. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active.
This kind of type is increasing at the fastest rate. There are large numbers of people with silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes which may be damaging their bodies. An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing type 2 and are already showing early signs of the condition.
More and more Pregnancy women have diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a woman without it’s develops high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. It generally results in few symptoms. however, it does increase the risk of pre-eclampsia, depression, and requiring a Caesarean section.
Babies born to mothers with poorly treated gestational diabetes are at increased risk of being too large, having low blood sugar after birth, and jaundice. If untreated, it can also result in a stillbirth. Long term, children are at higher risk of being overweight and developing type 2.
3. Diabetes warning signs
As you know There is very dangerous disease. So it is early diagnosis necessary. Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar in your blood.
Actually, The warning signs can be so mild that you don’t notice them. That’s especially true of type 2 diabetes. Some people don’t find out they have it until they get problems from long-term damage caused by the disease.
With type 1, the symptoms usually happen quickly, in a matter of days or a few weeks. They’re much more severe, too.
3.1. Frequent urination
Normally, a person usually has to urinate four to seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes can go more often. Why?. When blood sugar levels are high, the kidneys try to remove the excess sugar by filtering it out of the blood. This causes the body to make more urine and to lose water.
This can lead to a person needing to urinate more frequently, particularly at night. When you drink more, you will also urinate more.
3.2. Always feeling hungry and tired
Your body converts the food into the glucose your cells use to get energy. But your cells need insulin to absorb glucose. If your body does not make enough or any type of insulin, or if your cells are resistant to the insulin which your body makes, glucose cannot penetrate into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual.
3.3. Blurry vision
An excess of sugar in the blood can damage the tiny blood vessels in the eyes, which can cause blurry vision. This blurry vision can occur in one or both of the eyes and may come and go.
If a person with diabetes goes without treatment, the damage to these blood vessels can become more severe, and permanent vision loss may eventually occur.
3.4. Dry mouth and itchy skin
Because your body is using liquid to urinate, the moisture for other things will be less. You may be dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy.
If you or member in your family who has any warning sign above. Let go to hospital for blood testing or call to the Doctor to diagnose and early treatment and find out the best solution for your health.