In this blog post, we will be discussing the early signs and symptoms of diabetes, as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening in your life or someone else’s life.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are two main types, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when there are high blood sugar levels with insulin resistance or when the body produces insufficient levels of insulin to meet its needs. Type 2 diabetes is largely associated with being overweight; however, many people do not know that you can have type 2 diabetes and not be overweight.
Both types of diabetes can cause a number of complications such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure, and circulatory problems leading to poor blood flow to the legs and feet, which may result in amputation. Are you wondering does my lifestyle affect my blood sugar levels? Read these article to know mopre – https://www.horlicks.in/in/en/plus/diabetes/articles/does-my-lifestyle-affect-my-blood-sugar-levels-.html
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes has no ‘classic’ signs or symptoms. However, the most common symptoms of diabetes are:
- Excessive thirst and increased urination
- Frequent need to urinate, particularly at night
- weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Recurrent skin, gum, or bladder infections
- Fatigue- Itching around the genital area
- Slow healing of cuts and wounds
The importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet when living with diabetes
A person diagnosed with diabetes is faced with making numerous changes in their life, the most significant of which would be to one’s diet and exercise regime. It is recommended that diabetics eat at regular times (eat as they did before their diagnosis) and follow a healthy, balanced diet
Type 2 diabetes is largely associated with being overweight; however, it can also be associated with not exercising regularly or having a poor diet that does not include some type of protein at every meal. If you are looking to lose weight (regardless of your diagnosis), try making some simple changes like more regular exercise and cutting down on processed foods. Cutting down on fruit juices and sugary drinks will also be beneficial. Try out Horlicks’s Diabetes plus as an alternative to your early tea and coffee.
Diabetes is a serious disease that many people are unaware of the early warning signs. If you have noticed any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting tested for diabetes today. Diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise, but it is important to diagnose the condition as soon as possible so treatment can start. There is no better time than now!