Additional Diabetes Information:
Diabetes mellitus is widely prevalent in the world, that hardly any person who does not know what diabetes is. But the recap, mainly two types of diabetes Type 1 and Type2. The following provides general information about the type of diabetes.
Patients with type 1 diabetes, the body can not produce insulin (a hormone that lowers blood sugar), and children, but not limited to them. This type of diabetes are insulin dependent.
Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent and it is estimated that approximately 95% of all diabetic patients belong to this type. In this case, the body is insulin but in insufficient quantities, or the insulin produced is ineffective. This condition is also known as the “Diabetes”. This type of diabetes is insulin dependent.
Another variety of type 2 diabetes is diabetes insipidus, which is heavily diluted by high urinary excretion. Reduction in fluid volume does not have any of these conditions. There are also different varieties of diabetes insipidus, usually “neurogenic diabetes insipidus and other 'Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.
There is another type of diabetes that affects pregnant women and is known as gestational diabetes mellitus in women without a history, but also to develop these symptoms during pregnancy.
Symptoms of diabetes
Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person and depends on the following factors:
I. Type of diabetes,
II. Progress of the disease stage
iii. The patient's age,
iv. – Slow progress of the disease or progressive
before the patient's family history of diabetes
vi. The patient's diet and lifestyle, and
VII. Other complications.
Based on the above-mentioned factors, symptoms can vary, although some similarities. When obvious symptoms are described below:
I. The major symptom is increased frequency of urination, fluid intake exceeds the amount of urine thin and pale in color.
II. Excessive thirst.
iii. A significant increase in appetite, but no significant weight gain.
iv. General body weakness.
V. Skin problems such as itching, mostly in the genital area.
vi. Slow healing of wounds, a serious condition.
VII. Many parts of the body, especially the lower back and limb pain.
VIII. Side effects are sort of vision loss in patients is shortsighted.
IX. Impotence in men.
X. Labeled sugar in the blood and urine shows.
Diabetes is currently no known cure and can only be controlled through medications, diet control and regular exercise, preferably at least twenty minutes a day on foot, the distance is not important, it is a walking time that number.
Know that we know more or less, diabetes and its symptoms, we go to the complications of the disease. The most common complications following:
I. Renal complications. The earliest to occur. More so if the food contains too much fat. Narrowness of the arteries, the renal system of toxins and there is not completely flushed a complication known as “uremia.”
II. Heart and vascular problems, for which hypertension and heart disease.
iii. Damage to the retina and the eye of their blindness.
iv. Nerve damage caused by the loss or destruction of the patient feels. Severe cases can cause paralysis.
v. most appalling complication is certainly gangrene especially the toes, and his amputation.
As such, it is very important that diabetes is a specialist be consulted if there is a suspicion that a person suffering from diabetes and find out exactly what type of diabetes he / she is suffering and carefully follow your doctor's advice on disease control.
Diabetes and Alcohol
Negative effects of alcohol abuse are all too well known and certainly does not really require a.
Alcoholic beverage, usually associated with a 12 oz. (350 ml) of beer, 5 ounces. (145 ml) of wine or 1.50oz. (45 ml). Strong alcoholic beverages. Each of these steps is equal to about 15 gms. of alcohol. What is the alcohol content, which is considered a “mild to moderate and what is considered excessive? Drinking 15 to 30 gms. alcohol per day is considered mild or moderate in severity, but this exceeds the “too much” drinking. There are some people who should not drink at all. They include the following:
I. Pregnant women and those who are trying to get pregnant
II. Alcoholics who recover,
iii. Individuals who plan to drive or engage in other activities that need the skills or strength,
iv. Persons taking certain medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants, and
V. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such advanced neuropathy, alcohol abuse, pancreatitis and hyper-triglyceridemia.
Persons with diabetes who drink, it's better not to.
Some of the better harmful?
Consumption of alcohol is to be harmful for people with diabetes, if they have the following conditions:
I. Arm or leg nerves from damage,
II. Diabetic-related eye disease
iii. High levels of triglycerides and
iv. High blood pressure.
Alcohol usually damages the nerve cells, even light drinking. For those patients with diabetes, nerve damage will increase the pain, numbness, and tingling or burning.