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Diabetes And its Consequences.


Diabetes is a chronic that is characterized by excessive glucose (blood sugar) in the blood. The disease that involves the inability of the body to produce insulin or failure of the body make use of insulin to help in the conversion of blood sugar (glucose) into glycogen to be stored in the muscles and liver.

Diabetes is a debilitating disease which requires patient's to be checking their blood sugars frequently as well as taking their medications seriously as it was prescribed by the medical doctor. Some of the commonly prescribed oral diabetes medications include metformin and Glibenclamide etc. The doctor may also prescribe synthetic insulin depending on the type of diabetes you have.


There are two main types of diabetes. These are,

1. Type 1 diabetes - this involves the inability of the body to produce insulin resulting in high blood sugar

2. Type 2 diabetes - this involves either the inability of the body to produce enough insulin or it resists the insulin produced in the body resulting in high blood sugar

Signs And Symptoms

1. Frequent urination

2. Increased thirst

3. Fatigue

4. Blurred vision

5. Hunger

Complications of Diabetes

1. Diabetic retinopathy; diabetes can lead to the damage of the retina in the eyes which may lead to permanent blindness.

2. Diabetic nephropathy; diabetes may cause damage of functional unit of the kidney.

3. Diabetic neuropathy; it can lead to nerve damage.

4. Skin problems such as failure or slow wound healing.

5. Alzheimer's disease

6. Diabetic ketoacidosis; A serious complications of diabetes leading to the production of harmful blood acids known as ketones.

In Summary, diabetes is a debilitating disease and can be prevented through regular exercise, avoiding sedentary life style, consuming low carb-diet, and more.

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