What Is Diabetes?

One of the most common diabetes questions is “What is diabetes?” Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar level becomes too high. The body cannot produce enough insulin to break down the sugars in the bloodstream and, as a result, they build up in your system.

Types Of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys cells that produce insulin.

The result of this attack on these insulin-producing cells are high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia.

Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes (or sometimes called “adult onset” because it typically begins later in life), occurs when the body stops responding to insulin effectively or loses its ability to make enough as needed by becoming resistant to one’s own natural hormone production over time – leading glucose being too present within our bloodstream at all times for prolonged periods of time until finally resulting in type II diabetic coma if not properly treated along with an individual following their diet plan appropriately throughout each day.

Gestational diabetes: The most common cause of gestational diabetes is a woman’s own hormones-her high levels are caused by her fetus and they usually go away after the baby is born. Women who experience this have higher risks for type 2 diabetes in the long term, but there are ways to help prevent it such as diet changes or exercise before conception which can decrease these odds significantly.

Pre-Diabetes: Pre-Diabetes is where blood sugar readings fall between 100mg/dL -125 mg/dL; while these readouts may seem relatively low and benign by themselves they still indicate an increased risk factor in developing insulin resistance which could lead to metabolic syndrome or cardiovascular disease.

Symptoms Of Diabetes:

Diabetes symptoms can be difficult to detect, which is why it’s so important for people diagnosed with diabetes to monitor their symptoms.

Some symptoms of diabetes are:

  1. Feeling tired or lethargic
  2. Constantly thirsty or drinking a lot of fluids
  3. Frequent urination and sudden weight loss
  4. Having cuts that heal slowly
  5. Skin infections
  6. Blurred vision

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or someone else who has been diagnosed with diabetes, consult a doctor immediately!

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