Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects the body’s ability to manufacture and use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.

Several things happen when food is digested: A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body. An organ called the pancreas makes insulin.

Diabetes increases the risk of blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, neurological disease and other conditions. There are three main types of diabetes; Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes.

1.1.1.  Type I Diabetes: - can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes too little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are required.

1.1.2. Type II Diabetes: - makes up most of diabetes cases. This is when the pancreas secretes insulin, but the body is unable to use it. It is sometimes referred to as Insulin Resistance. The body tries to overcome this resistance by secreting more insulin. It most often occurs in adults over the age of 45, but teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it because of high obesity rates. Stress, smoking, coffee and margarine are considered possible causes. Many people with Type II diabetes do not know they have it.

1.1.3.  Gestational Diabetes: - is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Although this form of diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born, a woman who has had it is more likely to develop Type II diabetes, later in life.

1.2. Symptoms:

  • Unstable blood sugar levels
  • “Burning feet”
  • Struggling to lose weight
  • Shakiness or feeling weak
  • Diminishing eyesight at youthful age
  • Insomnia or Lethargy after meals
  • Continually feeling thirsty
  • Burning eyes
  • High blood pressure and Dizziness

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