You may have diabetes if you notice the following:
People with Type 1 diabetes have high blood sugar level as their body cannot produce enough insulin. This is often caused by an unidentified virus that attacks the organ producing insulin, also known as the pancreas. Some people are born with a higher risk of getting Type 1 diabetes.
The more common form of Diabetes is Type 2 diabetes. If you have this problem, your body can produce insulin but it is not working well to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. This is often caused by your genes and your lifestyle, such as being overweight, not getting enough exercise, eating unhealthily and having high blood pressure.
The risk factors for Type 1 Diabetes are not very clear, but they include your genes, your body's immunity to viral attacks, and environmental factors.
You can be at higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes if you are older, obese, not getting enough exercise, have a family history of diabetes or had diabetes while pregnant, or if your body's ability to respond to insulin is affected.
Test results that are positive are repeated with the same testing process on a different day to confirm the diagnosis of the disease.
For Type 1 diabetic patients, a healthy diet, exercise and insulin injections are the basic forms of therapy. They must make sure the amount of insulin they take is balanced by the food they eat and their daily activities.
Patients with Type 2 diabetes must also adopt a healthy diet, exercise and take blood glucose tests often. They also need to take medication and/or insulin to control their blood sugar level.
Regular exercise can go a long way to cutting your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is usually linked to obesity. Staying healthy by watching your weight and what you eat are important.
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