Diabetes Basics

Diabetes – A Quick Preview.

Diabetes – the affliction.
Diabetes is a condition which is caused on account of excess glucose levels in the blood and urine. The hormone, insulin, secreted by the pancreas is responsible for the release of sugar into the blood as and when the body demands it. Insufficient insulin production or resistance to insulin, results in excessively high blood sugar levels.

As the world advanced in technology and scientific methodology, people began to rely on packaged food and stuff which can be cooked instantly. Lifestyle changes, inactivity and obesity in turn have resulted in the increase of incidence of type 2 diabetes. Junk foods, rich in fat and cholesterol have managed to add fuel to the fire.

Types of diabetes with its causes
Diabetes type one is caused due to deficiency of insulin. This occurs mainly in youth and children and is often due to hereditary reasons. This is usually cured by insulin shots and healthy diet. 

Diabetes type two is caused due to inefficient insulin which fails to reduce the level of glucose level in the blood. This condition generally occurs in people of age forty and above and is also called as insulin resistance. It is often caused on account of a sedentary lifestyle and improper diet.

Blood glucose levels have to be constantly monitored in both types of the disease and wide fluctuations in blood sugar level should be prevented.

This can be cured with tablets which possibly stimulate insulin production.

Be well aware
Other than physical implications, Diabetes causes mental and psychological strain. It is very important that we understand the causes of this disease and know how to manage it. It is equally important to know the methods by which we can prevent the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, by leading a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is always better than cure.