Diabetes


WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder that increases the level of sugar in the blood. It is caused when body cannot produce or properly use INSULIN, a hormone needed for glucose metabolism.

TYPES OF DIABETES

TYPE 1 OR INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS (IDDM)

This type is more common in children & young adults below 40 yrs of age. Insulin is either not produced or quantity   produced is not enough.

TYPE2 OR NON INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS (NIDDM)

This type is generally common in adults above the age of 50 yrs. In this type there is inability of insulin to function properly.

GESTATIONAL DIABETES

This type includes women who develop glucose intolerance during pregnancy. Complex hormonal and metabolic changes are probably involved in the etiology and insulin resistance may play a part.

TYPE 2  DIABETES is the most common of all the types, its risk factors are as follows-:

  1. OVERWEIGHT
  2. Family History
  3. Lack of physical activities
  4. Stress
  5. Unhealthy Food habits

High Blood Sugar Or Hyperglycemia (symptoms)  : Hypoglycemics feel very thirsty very often, feel tired, have blurry eyes,feel weak, feel dizzy

Low Blood Sugar Or Hypoglycemia (symptoms)  : Hypoglycemics feel sweaty, shaky, Grumpy, Confused, Hungry, Have Headache

If diagnosed with Diabetes or are a Prediabetic, you are generally advised to follow a personalised diet plan keeping in view you history of the disease, weight, all associated complications.

A SIMPLE AND EASY TO FOLLOW PERSONALISED DIET PATTERN IS FORMULATED TO CONTROL YOUR BLOOD SUGAR VALUES WITH TIPS ON DAY TO DAY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHART.

 

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