Sunday, August 23, 2015

About Diabetes

To help my blogger friends understand more about diabetes, I gather some information from the internet here.

If you suspect you are diabetic, these are the common symptoms:

Both types of diabetes have some of the same telltale warning signs.
 
Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in.
 
If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual.
 
Peeing more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more.
 
Why? Normally your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys. But when diabetes pushes your blood sugar up, your body may not be able to bring it all back in. It will try to get rid of the extra by making more urine, and that takes fluids.
 
You'll have to go more often. You might pee out more, too. Because you're peeing so much, you can get very thirsty. When you drink more, you'll also pee more.
 
Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy.
 
Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus.

Changing our diet and lifestyle, cutting down on sugary foods and excising regularly helps.
 
Hope the information helps.

4 comments:

Twilight Man said...

I do not have diabetes but always worry about this sickness that often leads to the Chinese reference as "siblings disease".
From diabetes, it could trigger kidney and liver diseases as well. Prevention is better than cure. So we must take healthy precautions and lead a healthy lifestyle.

mun said...

Diabetes is a rich people disease some people say.

ChrisAu said...

Diabetes is a scary disease. My dad and uncles had it and im at risk too. So far no signs yet but needed to care !

Hayley said...

Thank you for sharing!

I agree with Chris, diabetes is indeed very scary, it can be very serious when we realize.