Lately, you pee a lot. You always feel thirsty and you always feel hungry. You always feel tired. Your vision blurs most of time. Your wounds heal longer that it used to. If these things are happening to you, now is time to worry. You might have diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease characterized by high level of blood sugar. This is due to faulty insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications then eventually to premature death if not controlled correctly. So to better prevent diabetes or treat it if you already have diabetes, equip yourself with ins and outs of sickness.
There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. In both types, early detection and early treatment will reduce chances of developing serious health problems.
Type 1 diabetes was formerly known as juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes matures quickly and symptoms are very visible. This type of diabetes occurs when bodys immune system destroys pancreatic cells. These cells are insulin producing cells. This type of diabetes affects mostly children and young adults. Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include autoimmune, genetics, and environmental factors.
The exact cause of this form of diabetes is still unknown but it is believed that this is triggered by a virus or an allergen which stimulates immune system of baby, kid or young adult to attack beta cells in pancreas.
Type 1 diabetes symptoms include fatigue, recurrent urination, thirst, weight loss, sweet smelling breath and difficulty in breathing. If type 1 diabetes is left undiagnosed and untreated, this will lead to labored breathing, coma, and death.