Diabetes Basics

Diabetes Types

Diabetes is the disorder in which the body stops producing sufficient insulin required to regulate the breakdown of the blood sugar in the human body. Insulin helps in the breakdown of complex sugars into glucose which can be readily absorbed by the cells of the human body for energy generation. The three diabetes types:

1) Type 1 diabetes
2) Type 2 diabetes
3) Gestational diabetes

For more information on "diabetes type", read Here Are All The Types Of Diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes also called juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease and it occurs when body's immune system turns against some part of the body.

Diabetes symptoms of type 1 include increased thirst and urination, weight loss, constant hunger, blurred vision, and fatigue.

The common type of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. Almost 90 to 95 % of diabetic patients have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes type 2 is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, previous history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity, and ethnicity.

In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas produce insulin, but due to unknown reasons, our body is not able to make use the insulin effectively, causing insulin resistance. The result is to some extent same as for type 1 diabetes- blood accumulate glucose and the body is not able to make efficient use of it.

Symptoms include frequent urination, fatigue or nausea, blurred vision, unusual thirst, weight loss, frequent infections, and slow healing of sores and wounds.

Both Type I and II are chronic in nature. Whereas, Gestational diabetes is normally occurs during pregnancy and ends after the mother gives birth. But, it can have more serious effects on the child. Gestational diabetes occurs only in a small part of females during gestation.

A variety of diabetes medication is available for diabetes cure. Also various diabetes recipe help in fulfilling diabetes diet requirements.