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How Diabetes Works

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Diabetes is a serious condition which can have serious implications. It occurs when your blood sugar levels are too high and impact both children and adults. If you want to know more about Diabetes, read on.

Diabetes Type 1 and 2

There are two types of Diabetes but both are serious. Type 1 means you cannot produce any insulin at all, while type 2 means the insulin you produce doesn’t work effectively. This causes glucose to build up in your blood because it can’t enter the cells. This causes many problems, including:

  • Weight Loss
  • Excessive Urination
  • Fatigue
  • Suffer from longer healing wounds
  • Excessive Thirst

The Causes

Diabetes is caused when we have too much sugar in our bloodstream. While glucose is an essential part of our health, it’s dependent on the insulin our hormones produce. Insulin is made by our pancreas, and it detects the presence of glucose so our cells can admit it. If the system doesn’t work then it causes Diabetes.

Complications

If there are high levels of glucose in the blood, it can damage vital organs. Diabetes can be managed, but it’s dependent on medication and a healthy diet. Some common complications include problems with:

  • Eyes
  • Feet
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Nerve Damage
  • Sexual Problems
  • Gum Disease

These are some of the most common conditions, but there are many more depending on the individual sufferer and severity of the Diabetes.

Living With Diabetes

People have to change their lifestyle to accommodate Diabetes, which can be difficult. Smoking is the most dangerous thing for people with Diabetes, as it slows down their blood flow. A nicotine-free lifestyle is essential, as is a healthy diet.

A combination of medication and lifestyle changes can help manage Diabetes, and individuals with the condition can have a full life. Learning about how the condition impacts them is key to controlling Diabetes.