Prevent Diabetes

4 May

Diabetes is an irregularity that alters the way your body uses food for energy. Your pancreas produces a hormone called, insulin, which helps move glucose into cells. If you have diabetes, blood sugar levels become too high. Lets first examine the different types of diabetes.

Pre-diabetes means your pancreas is not producing the required amount of insulin. Your blood glucose levels are high, but not enough to be diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes means your pancreas can’t make any insulin. Frequent insulin injections will be needed.

Type 2 diabetes, a person has a sufficient amount of insulin, but the cells have become resistant to it.

Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of pregnant women, usually appearing during the second trimester and disappears after the baby’s birth.

Symptoms of type 1 and 2 diabetes:

-Intense thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing sores, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, mild high blood pressure, etc.

Here are some ways to help prevent diabetes:

-Lose weight, exercise, eat more fiber, eat whole grains, lower your intake of sugar filled foods.

For more information visit: www.MayoClinic.com and www.diabetes.org

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One Response to “Prevent Diabetes”

  1. Rashi Singhal March 11, 2012 at 12:02 AM #

    diabetes is growing like an epidemic..day by day…let’s join hands together to fight it out

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