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Diabetes - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

Types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes- Most people generally develop type 1 diabetes before the age of 40. It is also known as early onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes and insulin dependent diabetes. People who have type 1 diabetes usually have to take insulin injections. They also need to ensure blood glucose levels by carrying out blood tests and following a strict diet.
  • Type 2 diabetes- This form of diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce adequate insulin for the proper functioning of the cell which produces insulin. Many people are able to control type 2 diabetes by controlling their blood glucose levels, exercising a lot, consuming a healthy diet and losing weight. Overweight and physically inactive people are at a higher risk of getting type 2 Diabetes. Eating a lot of junk food and food rich in sugar can also contribute to type 2 diabetes.
  • Gestational diabetes- This form of diabetes usually affects women during pregnancy. Many women have high levels of glucose in their blood during pregnancy because of the inability to produce insulin. If gestational diabetes is not controlled on time, it can be fatal for the baby and a lot of complications can arise during childbirth. The newborn can be bigger than she/he should normally be.

How is diabetes diagnosed?

The doctor usually diagnoses Diabetes by conducting a series of tests such as the A1C test, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

Complications of Diabetes:

Type diabetes
Can't be cured, but treatment helps Require medical diagnosis Lab test required Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Symptoms
Increased thirst Frequent urination Hunger Fatigue and blurred vision

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Popular Questions & Answers

HI, (27. Female) I am on the dosage of volix m 0.2 for two times in a day, one in the morning before breakfast and one before dinner, can I skip this tablet once in a week so as to consume alcohol?

I believe you have diabetes mellitus and it is of the type two, more commonly known as t2dm and therefore your doctor has you on volix m 0.2. As I psychiatrist I believe you should not be drinking alcohol at all. However, if you are obligated to d...

I am diabetic since 13 years taking medicine glimip2 mg and metformin 500 one table daily and my fasting sugar generally between 100 to 120 and pp roughly 160 to 170.

Hi sir this is Dr. lybrate-user here. Your blood sugar levels are in normal range. You can take the same medicine for a long time.
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Types of Diabetes:
How is diabetes diagnosed?
Complications of Diabetes:
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Diabetic Retinopathy
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Diabetic Retinopathy
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