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What is Diabetes ?


  • Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as 'Diabetes Mellitus', describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both . Patients will high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will be increasingly thirsty and hungry too . source: www.medicalnewstoday.com . 




What are the symptoms of Diabetes ?


  • Main symptoms of diabetes source: google.com




What causes diabetes ?


Type 1 diabetes causes

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This causes diabetes by leaving the body without enough insulin to function normally.

This is called an autoimmune reaction, or autoimmune cause, because the body is attacking itself.

There is no specific diabetes causes, but the following triggers may be involved:

  • Viral or bacterial infection
  • Chemical toxins within food
  • Unidentified component causing autoimmune reaction

Underlying genetic disposition may also be a type 1 diabetes cause.

Type 2 diabetes causes

Type 2 diabetes causes are usually multifactorial - more than one diabetes cause is involved. Often, the most overwhelming factor is a family history of type 2 diabetes.

This is the most likely type 2 diabetes cause.

There are a variety of risk factors for type 2 diabetes, any or all of which increase the chances of developing the condition.

These include: 

  • Obesity
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Increasing age
  • Bad diet

Other type 2 diabetes causes such as pregnancy or illness can be type 2 diabetes risk factors.

Source : http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-causes.html


How to prevent Diabetes .


1. Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

2. Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.

3. Choose good fats instead of bad fats. ( example Omega 3 Fats )

4.  Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose NUTS, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

5. Get more physical activities.


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Source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/preventing-diabetes-full-story/ // http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Type-2-Diabetes



Diabetes can lead to obesity, heart disease and more .



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