Diabetes: Facts and Prevention

Diabetes is a full life term disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Glucose comes from the food intake by you. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose to get into cells to give them energy. Glucose is the main source of energy for the human body. Approximately 18.2 million people in the United States out of that 6.3 percent of the population have diabetes, a serious lifelong condition. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar), resistance to insulin or both. There are three major types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood.

The body produces little or no insulin, and daily injections of insulin are needed to continue life. Type 1 diabetes is generally due to auto-immune destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes usually develop over a short period, even though the destruction of beta cells can commence years earlier. Symptoms may include increased thirst and frequent urination, more and more hunger, weight loss, blurred vision and extreme fatigue. Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 and makes up most of all cases of diabetes. It usually occurs in the age of maturity. The pancreas does not produce enough insulin to maintain blood sugar levels.

The risk factor of developing type 2 diabetes is increased if it is in your family. Nine out of ten people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes and over 80% of these people are overweight. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women and about 135,000 cases in the United States each year. Some women develop gestational diabetes late at the time of pregnancy. About 20%–50% of affected women develop type 2 diabetes. Women with gestational diabetes are more likely to have over weighted babies. The treatment of diabetes is highly individualized, depending on the type of diabetes.

To get rid of diabetes one should follow the under mentioned that include:

1.  Take Insulin through injection.

2. Aspirin therapy also recommended.

3. If smoking terminated it can lower the risk factor.

4. Low down your weight if obese and start an exercise plan.

5. Diabetes medicine are also helpful to cure type 2 diabetes.

6. Medicine for anti-hypertensive are also helpful to control high blood pressure.

7. Take some medicine as prescribed by the doctor to lessen high cholesterol levels.

8. Daily work-out, maintaining proper weight and strict meal plan can be supportive to control diabetes.