Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. The American Diabetes Association estimates that nearly 30 million people have type 1 diabetes, and an additional 86 million adults have prediabetes. Say’s Dr. Mahmud Kara, prediabetes is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease that can cause serious health problems.
Diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease that can cause serious health problems. The two types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin (a hormone that helps convert sugar into energy). People with this condition must take daily injections of synthetic insulin or use an insulin pump to keep their blood sugar levels normal.
Type 2 diabetes usually occurs when your pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin or your body can’t use it properly, leading to high levels of glucose in your blood after eating food with carbohydrates (sugar). You may need medication or other treatments as well as changes in diet and exercise habits to manage this type of diabetes successfully over time
If you or anyone in your family has diabetes, you may be at risk of developing it yourself.
If you or anyone in your family has diabetes, you may be at risk of developing it yourself. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure. It’s also not curable: People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin shots every day for life or they will die without treatment. But there are ways to manage your condition–and help prevent the onset of symptoms by taking care of yourself now.
If you know what to watch for and take care of yourself, you can greatly lower your chances of getting type 2 diabetes
If you know what to watch for and take care of yourself, you can greatly lower your chances of getting diabetes. A healthy diet and exercise are the best ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is most common in people over the age of 40. It’s also known as non-insulin dependent because it doesn’t require insulin shots or other medications to manage symptoms (unlike type 1). However, even though it’s not as serious as its counterpart, type 2 can still lead to serious health issues if left untreated–and many people who have it don’t realize they do!
And if you do have diabetes? No need to panic. You can still live a healthy life and fight off other diseases by following these tips!