Symptoms,types and treatment of diabetes-bloggerseoforyou
Diabetes also known as diabetes mellitus is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar(glucose) level is higher than normal.
It is a huge concern for Nigeria because up to 5 million people are suffering from diabetes."some years ago South Africa and Ethiopia tended to have more diabetes than Nigeria" said by dr.philip ikeme,a drug multinational executive officer.but now Nigeria has the highest number of people suffering from diabetes in sub-saharan Africa.
While as of 2015,an calculated,over 415 million people worldwide are suffering from diabetes both men and women.
Diabetes occurs due to the insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin that is being produced.and if left untreated,it causes Heart disease ,stroke,foot ulcer and damages to the eyes.etc.
A PANCREAS is the organ that sits behind the stomach which releases the hormones into the digestive system.it is about 6 inches and sits across the back of the abdomen behind the stomach.its head is on the right side of the abdomen that is connected to the duodenum which plays an important role by converting the food we eat into smaller particles for the cells of the body.the pancreas has two main functions,namely,the exocrine function that aid in digestion and the endocrine function which regulates blood sugar.
Why INSULIN is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar in your body.
There are many symptoms of diabetes,which if left untreated can cause numerous complications,namely
ALWAYS HUNGRY AND THIRSTY
SYSTEMATIC WEIGHT LOSS
POOR HEALING OF WOUND
There are three main types of diabetes namely
TYPE 1 DIABETES
TYPE 2 DIABETES
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Also known as juvenile diabetes, occurs in children,it occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and kills the beta cells of the pancreas.it is thought to be cause by the combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.some patient with this disease have genetic involvement with the human leukocyte antigen complex,which is involved in presenting antigens to immune cells and triggers the production of antibodies that attacks its own cells.
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, it usually occurs in people over 40 years,begins with insulin resistance,a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly.which causes shortage of insulin.
This disease can be controlled by taking insulin injections or oral medication,or through diet and regular exercise.
It is a temporary diseases associated with Pregnancy usually occurs after giving birth to a baby.
In the year 1920s before the isolation of insulin,most patients died within a short time after onset.And the untreated ones leads to the accumulation of ketones and acid in the blood.
Diabetes Can be treated by applying the following rules.
BY EXERCISING YOUR BODY REGULARLY
BY MAINTAINING A HEALTHY NUTRITION
BY STAYING AWAY FROM HARMFUL DRUGS.
IMPORTANCE OF GLUCOSE(SUGAR)
Glucose gives energy to the cells that makes up the muscles and other tissues.
It comes from 2 major source,namely food and liver.
Sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream,where it enters cells with the help of insulin,whereas,your liver stores and makes glucose.and when your glucose levels becomes low,the liver now breaks down the stored glycogen into glucose,so as to keep your sugar level normal.
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