INTRODUCTION OF THE DISEASE
Diabetes is a disease that is associated with the blood of human beings. It takes place when the blood glucose or also known as blood sugar in the patient is too high and it can be deadly dangerous for the patient.
Blood glucose is actually the main source of energy for human beings and it works as a fuel for our body to keep on working and performing the jobs. This actually comes from the food that we eat.
Importance of Insulin
Insulin is actually a hormone made by the pancreas in our body and it is very important for our body as it helps glucose from food to get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough or at all any insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Hence, the proper production of insulin is very much important so that this process of absorption takes place well and the energy is supplied to the human body to carry out the different functions.
TYPES OF DIABETES
There are usually two recognized types of Diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes.
- TYPE 1 DIABETES
If a person is having type 1 diabetes, their body simply does not make insulin. It is actually a kind of an auto immunity and in this disease, the immune system attacks the cells in pancreas that are involved in the production of insulin and hence this problem of not enough insulin production occurs.
Treatment of Type 1 diabetes :
The people who are suffering from type 1 diabetes need to take shots of insulin daily if they want to live a healthy life.
- Type 2 Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well and that is the major issue. You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood and there are a lot of cases all around the world where even children have such diabetes.
However, this type of diabetes occurs most often in middle-aged and older people. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes.
It requires a healthy lifestyle to stay fit and control this disease.
EFFECTS OF DIABETES
There are a lot of negative effects of diabetes on the human body and some of them are as under.
- Loss of eyesight.
- Sudden weight loss.
- Failure of heart
- Loss or organs.
- Inability to heal.
- Loss in cognitive ability of blood
- Constant stress.
These are few of the effects that diabetes can have on your life.
However, if we follow certain precautionary measures then we can surely stay safe
1- Always check your sugar levels by keeping a sugar meter at home.
2- Adopt healthy eating habits and devise out a plan for yourself to follow.
3- Keep exercising and keep your mind positive.
However, there is still no cure for diabetes but still it can be managed and controlled easily and we have a lot of examples of famous people as well who are living with it by just simply controlling it.