Diabetes is a malfunction that alters the capability of the body in the use of digested food for energy. Sugar taken in is broken down into a simpler form which is known as glucose. This glucose then circulates in the bloodstream where it waits to enter cells. Insulin is a hormone produced by the Pancreas. It is the insulin that transports the glucose to the cells.
A proper functioning pancreas regulates the proportion of insulin based on the amount of glucose present. Diabetes hinders the process mentioned above causing the sugar levels in the blood to be on the higher side. There are different types of diabetes namely Type 1, Type 2, Pre-Diabetes, Juvenile diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. Let’s take a quick look at the symptoms indicating the above mentioned types of diabetes.
In Type 1 kind of Diabetes the pancreas fails to produce the proper amount of insulin in order to control the blood sugar level. Some common symptoms seen are fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, increased thirst, increased urination, absence of menstruation, vomiting and weight loss despite increased appetite.
Juvenile Diabetes is similar to Type 1 Diabetes and the symptoms are very much the same. Type 2 Diabetes is a condition wherein the body does not respond appropriately to the insulin released by the pancreas. Common symptoms seen in this form of Diabetes is frequent or slow-healing infections, blurred vision, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, increased appetite, increased urination and increased thirst. Gestational Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar count is on the higher side and which starts or is first detected during pregnancy. Common symptoms can be identified as increased thirst, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, blurred vision, frequent infections including vaginal and skin, increased urination and weight loss in spite of increased appetite. Pre-Diabetes is also known as “impaired glucose tolerance” and there are no symptoms for this form of Diabetes.
In short, diabetes is not a condition to be taken lightly, this can happen at any age group and sex category. It is not restricted to mankind only but can attack animals as well your pet dog that you may have at home. However, do not let it scare you as early detection and timely treatment can prevent, control or completely do away with it.