Surprising Facts About Diabetes
Diabetes has become the most common disease now a days. It is a chronic disease which can lead to complications in many parts of the body and increase the risk of premature dying.
The number of diabetics is increasing day by day. The most common symptoms of Diabetes include thirst, weight loss and excess urination.
There are 2 types of diabetes Type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes and Type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes effects about 10 to 15 percent of people. It effects children and adults below 40. In this type 1 diabetes the body no longer produce insulin and thus the glucose levels rise. They can be treated always with insulin injection for survival.
The type 2 diabetes effects about 85 to 90 percent of people. Type 2 diabetes generally does not have any symptoms. It is most common in people above 40 and obese people. In this case the insulin is produced in the body but not properly used by the various organs. It can be treated with Diet, exercise and drugs.
Obesity is the main cause of type 2 diabetes, and In Obese people Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes.
Diabetes and it’s complication are mostly prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding tobacco use.
The diabetes complications include blindness, twice the risk of developing heart and cardiovascular diseases, kidney damage and nerve damage.
Diabetes may also increase the oral health problems like dry mouth, thrush and periodental gum disease, which makes difficulty in controlling blood sugar levels. So it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene.
These are the facts about diabetes. Know these facts and diagnose diabetes early.