Never take your symptoms too lightly
Symptoms are never there without cause
That is right. If you are experiencing any symptoms that you do not know why are there you should ask your doctor about them. Never take your symptoms lightly. Doing so might prevent early diagnosis and might render the treatment less effective.
Be on the lookout for signs
Normal medicine dictates that early detection of illnesses symptoms is crucial in proper diagnosis. As you might imagine, the more time the cure has to work the best are the results. Take for example diabetes symptoms. These might arise quickly, or might not manifest until the disease has already progressed.
If you are experiencing any of the following:
- frequent thirst,
- frequent urination,
- sudden, unexplained weight loss
you should visit your personal doctor immediately. Your blood sugar levels will be tested with proper strip. In case that results will be over the threshold you will be put on additional tests. Successful treatment and prevention of diabetes symptoms is needed.
Three types of diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
type 1 is caused by destruction of beta cells in the pancreas, which stops secreting the hormone called insulin. Without insulin glucose can not pass from the bloodstream into cells, and the cells are left without the source of energy.
Because the body can not take advantage of glucose, it should draw on their own reserves of fat, leading to weight loss despite an increase in consumption of food (calories). The cells also generates toxic substances (acetone), which may lead to coma or death. Emergency medical treatment is immediate and sustained treatment with insulin. Most patients become ill up to 30 years of age.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form (about 90 percent of all diabetics are in fact type 2 diabetics) and usually occurs in adults (over 45 years of age) because of inadequate lifestyle (often overweight) and genetic changes that affect the altered secretion of insulin.
Actually, the ability of beta cells to produce insulin is hindered, and / or increased resistance to its action in certain tissues (mainly muscles) and excessive production of glucose by the liver is indicated. To find out which blood sugar levels are expected and which may represent problems please refer to blood sugar levels chart.
This form develops slowly and often occurs together with other disorders in the metabolism of fat and elevated arterial pressure. Patients first few years as a rule do not have problems. Only after several years of blood sugar rises so much that it causes thirst, frequent and abundant water drainage and weight loss, which may lead patients to the doctor.
Gestational diabetes (gestational diabetes)
Gestational diabetes is more common in pregnant women who are also overweight and in those that have diabetes running in the family. It is usually temporary and disappears after childbirth, but may affect subsequent pregnancies or might develop as type 2 later in life. If maintaining appropriate body weight, including eating a healthy diet and being regular physical activity your doctor might still put you on insulin, if blood glucose levels are still too high (over the average).