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It's All About Diabetes

Diabetes is something that we all are familiar with. A disease that is way too prevalent than any other disease these days. Diabetes stays in almost every home and has become household disease! Wondering, what is the idea to be conveyed here? Well, the idea is to make ourselves realize that how diabetes no longer seems to be a threatening disease to us. Probably because almost every other person has it and its effects on our health are quite gradual and hence unnoticeable. But does that make diabetes any less harmful? Does the fact that, diabetes silently and gradually makes its way to your wellness, makes it all the more harmless? Well, the answer is simply NO. In fact, diabetes is like a lock to other diseases, which when open exposes you to an array of other health problems such as heart attacks, kidney problems, eye weakness etc. Let us have a close look at what diabetes is all about and how you can get rid of it.

Who are more prone to this disease?
Well, anyone to everyone. This is how it may occur. This disease has no particular choice of people. However, it is more likely to occur in people above the age of 30. 

There are a few factors also that triggers the development of diabetes in an individual. These factors are related to his lifestyle, i.e. his consumption pattern, activity pattern, daily routine etc. People who are obese and involved in lesser physical activities are more likely to develop this disease. However, those who maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating fresh and light and walking for half an hour daily or so are less susceptible to it.

What are it's early symptoms?
Diabetes can be well anticipated. It's symptoms are such that with time, you tend to realize that something is wrong with your body. These symptoms are such as
1. Frequent urination
2. Unexplained weight loss
3. Frequent thirst and hunger
4. Irregular blood pressure
5. etc

What are the kinds of diabetes?
Diabetes is of three kinds or types. These are type 1 i.e Insulin Dependent Diabetes, type 2- Insulin Resistance Diabetes and type 3- Gestational diabetes.

In this type of diabetes, the body produces no insulin at all. Patients suffering from this kind of diabetes may have to take insulin injections for the rest of their lives. This type usually occurs in patients below 40 years of age. 

In this type of diabetes, the body either produce inadequate amount of insulin or the cells in the body become insulin resistance i.e they do not react to it. This type of diabetes is the most common type of diabetes worldwide. However this type of diabetes is progressive and tends to get worse with time, but it can be easily controlled through maintaining healthy weight and regular physical activities.

This type of diabetes usually affects females during pregnancy. Some females have high glucose levels in their bloods, and their body fails to produce enough insulin required to transport that glucose to the cells. In order to avoid the risk of such diabetes, a to be mother must take care of her diet and health prior pregnancy.

How to know if you are diabetic?
These days, it has become very easy to check your blood glucose/sugar levels through various diabetes checking machines. These diabetes machines are easily available in the market and are easy to use. A wide range of these machines are also available online at fair prices. These machines tend to check your blood sugar levels through a drop of your blood placed on a diabetes test strip. This strip is attached to a small machine which has a digital screen to display the measure of your blood sugar level.

Such diabetes checking machines are widely available online and are portable as well. It is most convenient to use these machines and keep them always with you at home so that you may check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis and alter your diet accordingly. 

So, what to do when you know it?
Well, if you do not have it, then rejoice! And take some precautions such as eating healthy, working out daily etc so that you have a less of chance to develop it later in life. But if you have it, even then do rejoice! Because it's the end of nothing. In fact it's a start of a new lifestyle. You need to change your living patterns a little and you will be on the healthier side!

Eat healthy and fresh food, eat your meals in small portions,walk for half an hour daily, indulge in light and medium physical activities, keep a track of your blood sugar levels and go accordingly, avoid sugary, starchy and fatty foods etc are some of the tips you can inculcate in your daily life to be able to live it with joy!

Remember, Diabetes might be a lock to other complex diseases, but the key to that lock is entirely in your hand! 

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