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An estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes.
it remains the seventh cause of death in the United States.
WHAT EXACTLY IS DIABETES AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas can no longer produce INSULIN.
and insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which acts as a key to allow glucose from the food we eat to pass from the bloodstream to the cells of the body to produce energy.
Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to high blood glucose levels (known as hyperglycemia). In the long term, high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.
How common is diabetes?
As of 2015, 30.3 million people in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the population, had diabetes. More than 1 in 4 of them did not know they had the disease. Diabetes affects 1 in 4 people over 65. About 90-95 percent of cases in adults are type 2 diabetes.
TYPES OF DIABETES.
There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational.
BUT WE WILL SPEAK ABOUT ONLY THE TYPE 1 OTHERS WILL BE COVERED IN THE COMING COMING.
TYPE 1 –
About 10% of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune reaction in which the body's defense system attacks the cells that produce insulin. As a result, the body produces very little or no insulin.
Type 1 diabetes can affect people of any age, but it usually develops in children or young adults. People with type 1 diabetes need daily insulin injections to control their blood glucose levels. If they do not have access to insulin, they will die.
The symptoms of type 1 diabetes
Abnormal thirst and dry mouth
Sudden weight loss
What health problems can people with diabetes develop?
Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems like
problems in the feet
Management of type 1 diabetes
Patients with type 1 diabetes require daily insulin treatment, regular blood glucose control and a healthy lifestyle to control their condition effectively.
People with diabetes who need insulin should monitor their blood glucose levels regularly to report the insulin dose.
In general, they are advised to measure their blood glucose level at least four times a day.
Healthy nutrition, knowing what and when to eat, is an important part of diabetes control, since different foods affect your blood glucose levels differently.
Regular physical activity is essential to help keep blood glucose levels under control. It is most effective when it includes a combination of aerobic exercises (eg, jogging, swimming, cycling) and endurance training, in addition to reducing the amount of time spent inactive.
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