Know more about Diabetes

Having Diabetes is a lifetime condition that one should not take for granted. It can change the way you live your life and the people around you. What exactly is diabetes? Diabetes is not a communicable disease where you can get infected by being near a person with diabetes or just by talking to them.  It is the condition where your body is not producing enough insulin that causes an increase in your blood sugar.

There is no known cure for diabetes although a lot of contract research organizations like take the time to study and search the cure to stop this disease from affecting more and more people.
How do you know if you have diabetes? Are there signs that you have to watch out for to know if your body is not functioning as it used to be? Yes, your body will let you know that something has changed, and you should always listen to what your body tells you. You can tell if you may have diabetes if you:

•    Urinate excessively
•    Dry and itchy skin
•    Drowsiness
•    Sudden blurry vision
•    Numbness of hands and or feet
•    Weight loss
•    Hunger
•    Leg cramps
•    Sores, cuts or bruises that take a long time to heal

If you feel five or more of these symptoms, it’s best to have yourself checked and undergo lab tests to know if you indeed have diabetes. If after a series of tests have been made and you are positive that you have diabetes, there are many ways on how to continue to live your life normally. All types of the diabetes are treatable; type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes need regular insulin shots, exercise, and the right diet. Type 2 diabetes can be treated with tablets, but there are also times that insulin shot is needed. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy in women who have high levels of glucose in their blood than normal. Their body is not able to provide enough insulin to carry the glucose to their cells.

insulinAs mentioned above, diabetics can still live a normal life with the right attitude and discipline. Eating the right food along with exercise and strict round the clock medication can help in avoiding the complications that can be brought by diabetes. A healthy diet includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables should be present on the plate.

There is no such thing as a special diet for diabetics. Along with this, there are a lot of myths about diabetes that are not true. One myth is that obese or overweight individuals will develop type 2 diabetes. This is not true as most overweight people NEVER develop type 2 diabetes, and many people who are at a normal weight have type 2 diabetes.  Some people do not consider diabetes as a serious condition or disease. Statistics shows that complications brought by diabetes cause more deaths than breast cancer.

Proper care and understanding on how to deal with diabetes can and will avoid complications. If you are unsure of the steps you need to take to care for your diabetes, it’s best to talk to your attending doctor and nurse.

Advocate of good health and quality of life. From a family of prone to diabetes disease. This keeps the author from pursuing a healthy lifestyle to prevent from having the disease. Larry, finds self fulfillment by sharing valuable information that helps in fighting against diabetes.