Diabetes is usually a lifelong chronic disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood. People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy
1. Their pancreas does not make enough insulin
2. Their cells do not respond to insulin normally
3. Both of the above
II. B.) Symptoms
1. Blurry vision
2. Excess thirst
5. Urinating often
6. Weight loss
1.) Early on in type 2 diabetes, you may be able to reverse the disease with lifestyle changes. Also, some cases of type 2 diabetes can be cured with weight-loss surgery.
2.) There is no cure for type 1 diabetes
3.) Treating both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes involves medicines, diet, and exercise to control blood sugar levels and prevent symptoms and problems.
4.) Getting better control over your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels helps reduce the risk of kidney disease, eye disease, nervous system disease, heart attack, and stroke.
5.) To prevent diabetes complications, visit your health care provider at least two to four times a year. Talk about any problems you are having.
There are two major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown. Type 2 diabetes makes up most diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood. However, because of high obesity rates, teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.