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.
- Understanding Type 1 Diabetes (everydayhealth.com)
- Understanding Gestational Diabetes (everydayhealth.com)
- Get Prediabetes Under Control Before Pregnancy (everydayhealth.com)