The Diabetes Guide

What Are The Facts About Diabetes?


What is diabetes? First of all, diabetes is also known as diabetes mellitus and this is a category of many ailments wherein the patient would have high blood glucose levels in his system. Some of the reasons why people have diabetes is that they do not have sufficient insulin production in their system or if the body would fail to respond to the insulin. Some symptoms would include frequent urination, thirst and hunger.


There are also some cases wherein diabetes is a lifelong condition to them. There are many people that are suffering from diabetes. Here below are two types of diabetes, just be sure that you know more about them.


Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes


There are two classifications of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. When the person is suffering from type 1 diabetes, then his or her body would cease to product an important substance which is insulin. There are only few people that are suffering from Type 1 diabetes. If you have this type of diabetes, be sure that you do regular check ups with your doctor.


As a matter of fact, type 1 diabetes is also called as early onset diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes. The type 1 diabetes is more prevalent in most people that are under 40 years old, even in early adulthood or teenage years.


If a person has type 1 diabetes, then he or she has to take regular insulin injections, follow strict diet and should be able to monitor his blood glucose levels. He or she should have regular blood glucose monitor tests with the doctor.


Another classification of diabetes is the type 2 diabetes. The type 2 diabetes is more common and almost 90 percent of people have this disorder. When one is suffering from type 2 diabetes, then the body does not have enough insulin in their system, or the cells in his body do not react to the insulin. One common type of condition is called the insulin resistance.


For most cases, the type 2 diabetes is a disorder than is easy to control. Everyone who has this can easily check on the symptoms by regulating recommendable limits, getting regular exercise, make sure that you follow a healthy diet and always use blood sugar monitor product. However, be sure that you do regular checkups with your doctor as well.


It is very important that you have a licensed doctor that can give you more details about diabetes.