Diabetes Facts

Do you have to, or feel the need to, urinate more than usual?

Are you frequently thirsty?

Are you often hungry, even though you’ve just finished your meal?

Do you lack of energy?

Do you feel tingling?

Do you have blurred vision?

If you have some of these symptoms, please see your doctor for a check-up to determine whether you are an at-risk diabetes sufferer.

Some in-depth fact about diabetes:

Diabetes is a condition in which the blood has the high level of glucose. Glucose is sugar made from the food you eat and is used as energy within the body. The condition occurs from insufficient production of insulin - which is responsible for controlling blood glucose levels. It means that when the body cannot secrete enough insulin, the glucose cannot be absorbed in the cells to be used as energy. Consequently, the body accumulates the high level of the glucose that probably results in the dysfunction of many organs.

Diabetes Symptoms 

Diabetic patients might show some of the following symptoms:

  • Passing urine more than usual
  • Lack of energy
  • Frequently thirsty
  • Surprising weight reduction
  • Extremely hungry
  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • Finding it harder than usual to heal from an ulcer or bruise 
  • Very dry skin

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Types of Diabetes

Diabetes is divided into two main types: Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes type 1 is previously called insulin-independent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes. It results from autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in pancreas. The pancreas basically, stops making insulin. So the insufficient insulin brings about the high amounts of glucose in blood.

Diabetes type 1

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Diabetes type 2

Diabetes type 2 is formerly known as noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NDDM) or adult-onset diabetes.  It results when beta cells in the pancreas cannot secrete enough insulin to absorb glucose into the body. This malfunction is called insulin resistance. As a result, the level of glucose in the blood is too high. In addition, diabetes type 2 may occur because the body improperly uses insulin as well.


Diabetes type 2

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