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What Diabetes does to the body?

Diabetes is a disease suffered by approximately 365 million people in the world i.e. around 8.5% of the world’s population. When the body is not able to process the food we eat to use it as energy, it leads to a condition called Diabetes. Most of the meals we consume are broken down into glucose or sugar and the hormone called insulin transfers the glucose to the cells of the body.

Diabetes is a condition in which the insulin is too low to carry the glucose to the different cells of the body which leads to an increase in the sugar level. The glucose intended for your energy stays in the blood instead thus, leading to health problems like Diabetes. Diabetes is seen to cause further problems like heart diseases, kidney problems, blindness, nerve damage, foot problems, etc.

The types of Diabetes

This condition can damage your body and system through different ways depending on the type of Diabetes the individual is suffering from. Here are the types...

Type 1

The Type 1 Diabetes also known as juvenile Diabetes can occur at any age but, reports have recorded a higher rise amongst children and young adults. As per a number of cases, it was observed that during this chronic condition, the pancreas is made incapable of producing insulin enough to transfer the glucose for energy. Type 1 Diabetes has no cure and the only treatment that exists is managing diet, lifestyle and blood sugar levels.

Type 2

The Type 2 kind of Diabetes usually occurs in the older population but is seen on the rise among the young adults as a consequence of unhealthy lifestyles, diet and poor exercise habits.

Another kind of Diabetes is the Gestational Diabetes. This happens as a result of the increase in blood sugar level especially during pregnancy. It resolves only after the baby has been delivered. Such a condition increases the complications and risks during your stages of pregnancy and there are chances of the development of Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

To know more about each condition of Diabetes; their facts, symptoms and treatments; have a look at our next blog that covers the other aspects of Diabetes.