Diabetes is one of the most common occurring conditions that happen to people. Even after having thousands of cases of diabetes every year people are unaware of the factors that come along with it. All types of diabetes need to monitor very carefully in order to get going. There are some medical facts that need to be considered if you know someone who is suffering from this problem or a person who needs treatment. For allowing better prevention and management of this condition, here are some facts that you need to know about.
With inputs from Dr. Mukesh Bishnoi, General Physician, Vozart Healthcare Hospital, Kanpur
6 Medical Conditions that you need to be aware of
1. Diabetes is a Chronic Condition and it does not have a cure
Many people believe that diabetes cannot be cured once it happens. Some people also believe that it gets worse by time. However the truth remains that there is no particular cure that is available for type-2 diabetes. Doctor explains that diabetes is a condition which can be managed and decreased if proper precautions are exhibited at time. It is the inability to make use of insulin levels and hormone usage in one straight condition that allows cells to resist the insulin.
Insulin is one of the major factors that keep the body functioning when a person has diabetes. Function of insulin is to keep the metabolism and glucose in check in order to increase blood sugar levels. As a part of cellular resistance, various cells do not let insulin function properly and it raises the blood sugar levels in the body.
2. Diabetes cases are more happening in youngsters now
Diabetes and blood sugar problem were more common in older adults in the last decade, but now the scenario is changing. Because of unhealthy food habits and irregular diets, young people are getting diabetes at a very young age and this is threatening to health of future generation as well. According to a study by World health Organisation, people have been diagnosed more towards younger adults and there is a rise of 23% cases in people below the age of 40.
This has been linked to the BMI levels of the people. Due to unhealthy eating habits and adulteration of food it becomes difficult to even have healthy food items. One of the common examples for this is fresh vegetables, injections are given to grow different vegetable which are basically hormones that cause great harm to health of human beings.
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3. Diabetes can go unnoticed for years
There is a misunderstanding, that people suffering from diabetes notice it within a few weeks. But this is not true; it has been medically approved that people that have diabetes may not notice diabetes for first few years. This is because the insulin levels and blood sugar levels do not rise to a level that it creates problems or evident symptoms in people. It is important to know that one should be very careful of the raising blood sugar levels and get health check-up done once in a month to keep a track on their health parameters.
4. It leads to serious complication
It is medically approved and known that people get serious complications and disorders because of diabetes. Both type of diabetes have different complication but it can rise and create serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and Alzheimer’s etc. Maintaining a close watch on your on these following things can help you prevent any health complications-
- Blood sugar levels
- Cholesterol levels
- Blood pressure
- Regular exercise of activity
- Lifestyle changes
- Regular health checkups
- Kidney disease
- Nerve damage
5. It posses higher risk to some people
People are unaware of the fact that diabetes can effect certain people more than others. This depends on the lifestyle conditions, family history and hormonal changes that take place in the body. Diabetes is such a condition which can be transferred to people from their previous generation or because of living in a certain region of the world as well. Let us look at some of the risk factors that increase the tendency of falling for diabetes-
- People those who have most of the fat in their belly section
- Family history of having diabetes
- History with gestational diabetes
- History of pre-diabetes in any family member
- Inactivity or exercising less that necessary
- Having age more than 45 years
- People having conditions such as low HDL cholesterol level, high triglyceride levels and high blood pressure
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6. Diabetes can be managed by following some changes
One of the important things to know about diabetes is that is can also be managed easily by choosing some lifestyle changes. Exercise is very necessary for diabetic people and it creates a balance in their blood sugar levels and in process of metabolism. Diabetes can be reduced and managed to a level that it can be as normal as any other person who does not have diabetes.
Lifestyle changes need to work in a manner that it is follows these things-
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Do 30 minutes of regular exercise
- Limit sugar levels and beverages to almost negligible
- Avoid tobacco usage in any form
- Blood sugar levels in check
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