In this article, Jawahar Thomas discusses common diabetic issues and what you can do if your affected by diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious condition that has the potential to affect your entire body and can lead to detrimental health issues. If you are diabetic, it is important to understand your situation so that you can treat it accordingly and get on with your day-to-day routine. This often involves self-care activities every day to manage your glucose and insulin levels.
Typically, diabetes affects your capacity to naturally produce insulin, which is needed to control your sugar/glucose levels. Without a proper control of glucose in your bloodstream, you can be adversely affected.
Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce insulin. To manage this issue, you will require insulin injections possibly several times a day. There are also insulin pumps available to assist with administering insulin. Type 1 diabetes symptoms include weakness, fatigue, blurred vision, thirst and urination.
Type 2 diabetes is when your body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin. Also, your pancreas may not be able to produce enough insulin to regular your glucose levels. This is the more common type of the condition and some of the symptoms include:
Slow healing cuts
Gradual weight gain
Potential Causes and Risks
If you have a family history of diabetes, are over 45 years-old and are obese or have high blood pressure, you are more susceptible to developing diabetes symptoms. If you think you could be at risk and want to be proactive about your health, get in touch with Jawahar Thomas today.
Jawahar Thomas is a general practitioner in Sydney who manages four medical clinics and is developing educational software to benefit the medical community.