Diabetes

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Insulin is a hormone that helps turn convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy that you need to go through the whole day. The glucose levels are also real high in the blood stream. About 28.3 of the population are living with diabetes, that’s also about 7.9 % of the population in the United States of America. About 17.9 of the population are diagnosed with diabetes while 5.7 of the population are not aware that they do have the disease. People who do find out that they have diabetes have to take a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG), or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). Any of those tests can diagnose pre diabetes or diabetes. Before diabetes there is pre diabetes.

There are different levels of diabetes; there is pre diabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. They are about 57 million people in the United States that are living with pre diabetes. Pre diabetes is when the glucose levels are extremely high in the blood stream. Studies have showed researchers that if pre diabetes is managed properly, it could delay, or prevent type 2 diabetes from occurring. Young children and young adults are usually diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when a hormone called insulin can’t convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy. Conditions associated with type 1 diabetes include hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis and celiac disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most known form of diabetes. High blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart too.

They are some side effects that may occur while having diabetes. Sometimes people diagnosed with diabetes may tend to use the bathroom a little more than a normal person. At times they tent to walk with snacks when they get hungry because their bodies can’t hold on for the extra hour. People with diabetes could feel real miserable at times. They feel as if they were ready to collapse or sometimes or they could lose their senses for a short period of time, that could be a fatal moment if it’s not treated properly. View More »

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