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Sugar - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Sugar? There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes In Type 1 Diabetes, which constitutes around 10% of all diabetes cases, the patient’s body does not produce insulin.In Type 2 Diabetes, which constitutes around 90% of all diabetes cases globally, the body does not produce enough insulin. Affects and Consiquences : What Experts say :

What is Sugar?

Sugar, which is medically known as diabetes or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic disease in which the patient has a high blood sugar (blood glucose), either because the patient’s body cells are not responding properly to insulin or because the insulin production in the patient’s body is inadequate. Patients suffering from this disease typically experience polyphagia (extreme hunger), polydipsia (get very often thirsty) or polyuria (frequent urination).Diabetes is a long term malady.

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes In Type 1 Diabetes, which constitutes around 10% of all diabetes cases, the patient’s body does not produce insulin.In Type 2 Diabetes, which constitutes around 90% of all diabetes cases globally, the body does not produce enough insulin.

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes

In Type 1 Diabetes, which constitutes around 10% of all diabetes cases, the patient’s body does not produce insulin.In Type 2 Diabetes, which constitutes around 90% of all diabetes cases globally, the body does not produce enough insulin.

Affects and Consiquences :

There is also another type of diabetes that only sometimes affects women during their pregnancy.

Patients suffering from this illness need to eat healthy, test their blood sugar level regularly and remain physically active. Patients are advised by the doctor to take insulin to control their blood sugar level and also take oral medication for overall wellbeing. Diabetes patients must also check their cholesterol and blood pressure level regularly. It has been noted, diabetes patients are at a greater risk of facing cardiovascular diseases. As smoking affects your cardiovascular health, hence diabetes patients are advised to quit smokingLow blood sugar level in the body is known as hypoglycemia, and when it gets higher it is medically called hyperglycemia. It was noticed that as we get older we tend to develop the risk of getting affected by type 2 diabetes. Although experts are not sure about the reason, but it is assumed that it happens, because ageing makes us put on weight and we also remain less physically active as we grow old.

African, Middle Eastern and South Asian people have a higher risk of developing this disease.

What Experts say :

Experts are also of the opinion that men who have low testosterone level, have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of the diseases that affect diabetes patients are cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, skin disorders, ischemic heart disease, gum diseases, Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome, kidney disease and male impotence.

Generally people suffering from both types of diabetes have healing problems, whereby their cuts and wounds takes longer to get healed.The A1C test, fasting plasma glucose test and oral glucose tolerance test are some of the tests done by the doctor to find whether the patient is suffering from this disease.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I'm a patient of diabetes since my second pregnancy. My baby is eight months now. Since then I was prescribed glycomet 800sr twice a day. After delivery sugar level was found nearly normal. Then dose was reduced to glycomet 800 sr once a day. After hba1c found nearly a normal further dosage were reduced to glycomet 500sr twice a day. Now after three months sugar level found before meal is 81 and after meal is 108. Can I reduce dose further to glycomet 500sr once a day? Please guide me!

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Hello, thanks for the query. The glucose levels mentioned are quite normal. You may try to reduce the dosage as mentioned. Then check the glucose levels, if those remain with in normal range then please continue that. Thanks.
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I am diabetic taking glycomet 500 sr once before breakfast sugar is normal fasting - 90 and ppbs - 150 what are the best multi vitamin for diabetic.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
There is no need of any mutvitamin if you taking balanced diabetic diet.But if you feel so then you can take any,there are many brands availabe.

Hi I am diabetic taking glycomet 500 sr once before breakfast fasting - 93 and ppbs- 150 also taking olmy 20 mg which is the best multivitamin for weight gian.

Diabetologist, Marigaon
From your information what I understood, that you are suffering from type 2 diabetes and taking oad. Firstly pls mention your height and weight. Because in diabetes its better to loose weigh than gaining. Regards.

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