Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Diabetes Guide

The Blue Circle was recently adopted as the symbol for Diabetes, much like the Red Ribbon is for AIDS. The World Health Organization recognizes three main forms of diabetes mellitus: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (occurring during pregnancy), which have similar signs, symptoms, and consequences, but different causes and population distributions.

Experts worry as diabetes becomes increasingly common throughout the world!
Information directly from the Centers for Disease Control:
1. Diabetes is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States.
2. More than 11,000,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Another 6,000,000 undiagnosed Americans have diabetes, but don’t know to seek medical attention.
3. Over 200,000 people in the United States die as a result of diabetes each year, making it the 5th most lethal cause of death in the nation.
4. Diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the American population. During the 1990’s, the rate of diabetes skyrocketed by almost 50%. Doctors expect similar increases over the next decade.

Diabetes mellitus (the scientific designation for the ailment commonly referred to as diabetes) is a blood sugar disease. Those patients afflicted with diabetes cannot produce or utilize insulin, a crucial hormone essential for converting sugar and starches into the energy the body needs to function. The result is an elevation in glucose levels, which leads to the urination of sugar. Therein lies the problem: the sugar passes through the body without having been digested.

Types of Diabetes
Type 1 ("insulin-dependent", previously referred to as "juvenile diabetes"). Patients diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have a malfunctioning pancreas.
Type 2 ("noninsulin-dependent", also sometimes referred to as "adult-onset diabetes"). Patients with Type 2 diabetes have cells that are resistant to insulin.
Gestational (pregnancy-related). A small percentage (approximately 3 to 5 percent) of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes during the third trimester.

Symptoms Associated with Diabetes
Diabetes is often referred to as “the Silent Killer”. This is due to the fact that symptoms tend to develop gradually- there’s no sudden event announcing that the patient has diabetes. Indeed, some people with diabetes don’t exhibit a single symptom for years. The following are symptoms associated with diabetes.
1. A frequent need to urinate
2. Excessive thirst
3. Extreme hunger
4. Weight loss without explanation
5. Sudden changes in eyesight or vision
6. Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
7. Poor circulation
8. Difficulty sleeping, or feelings of tiredness throughout the day
9. Being constantly irritable
10. Very dry or itchy skin
11. Open sores heal slowly
12. Infections that occur more frequently than in the past

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