Diabetes can lead to heart diseases
Diabetes can lead to eye complications even blindness
Diabetes can lead to kidney diseases, nerve damages and many more complication
Diabetes occurs :
When the pancreas does not produce adequate insulin
When the pancreas produces no insulin
When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Usually it appears in children, teenagers or young adults, but can also be diagnosed later in life. It can be controlled by keeping the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood by insulin therapy.
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Most common form of diabetes and it has been described as an epidemic. It is associated with obesity, genetic risk factors and inactivity. It can be controlled by keeping blood sugar within a normal range.
Any pregnant woman can develop gestational diabetes. Women older than age 25 are at increased risk. Gestational Diabetes is hereditary. Overweight increases risk
Unexplained weight loss
Check the sugar level regularly
Control the calorie intake
Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day