What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect the way our body uses blood glucose. Glucose is important for our health because it is an important source of energy for making our muscles and tissues. Glucose is also a major source of fuel for our brain.

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, usually at night
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Increase appetite
  • blurred vision
  • Numbness or tingling hands or feet
  • Feel very tired
  • Very dry skin
  • Sores that heal slowly
  • Increased infections than usual

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

If you are suffering from type 1 blood sugar, your pancreas doesn’t produce insulin or produces very little insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps blood sugar to enter the cells in your body where it can be used for energy.

Type 2 Diabetes

More than 34 million Indians have blood sugar problem (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 blood sugar. Type 2 blood sugar usually develops in people over age 45, but children, teens, and young adults are also suffering from it.

How to control diabetes?

Keeping your blood sugar levels within the normal range can be challenging. That is because many factors affect your blood sugar levels, sometimes unexpectedly. Following are some factors that can change your blood sugar levels.

  • Food
  • Exercise
  • Medicines
  • Diseases
  • Alcohol
  • Menstruation and menopause
  • Stress
How to control Diabetes

How to prevent diabetes?

To prevent the onset of type 2 blood sugar, (the most common form of blood sugar), lifestyle modification is crucial. Prevention is more important for a person who is at an increased risk of type 2 blood sugar, having excess weight or obesity, high cholesterol, or a family history of blood sugar.

  • Reduce extra weight
  • Do exercise and yoga
  • Healthy Diet
  • Manage your stress
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