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    What is Diabetes?


    Diabetes is the number 3 killer of people in America today, it causes blindness of all kinds, kidney failure, kidney transplant, cardiovascular disease, amputation of toe, feet and legs.
    There are 16 million people in America with Adult Onset Type 2 Diabetes. The fastest growing age group with adult onset type 2 diabetes are kids under the age of 12. It used to be only found in people 45 to50 years of age and above. You could almost diagnose it by the age of onset. You can't do that any more, because more and more kids under the age of 12 are developing adult onset type 2 diabetes.

    Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce or use insulin properly. When this occurs, glucose remains in the bloodstream rather than being absorbed by cells and used for energy. Glucose levels in the blood can then rise dangerously high (hyperglycemia) and, over time, cause damage to major organs and systems in the body such as the kidneys and eyes, and nerves and blood vessels.

    Type 1 diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes is referred to as an immune mediated or auto (self) immune disease. It is also called juvenile diabetes because it affects mainly children and adolescents. However, adults can also develop it. Individuals with Type 1 diabetes must take injections of insulin every day to stay alive.

    Type 1 diabetes occurs when the islet cells in the pancreas are damaged and no longer produce insulin. This happens when the immune system in the body, for reasons that are not clearly understood, attacks its own cells. It affects approximately 5-10 percent of people with diabetes. A rare form called Idiopathic Type 1 diabetes also exists and has no known cause.

    Type 2 diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is referred to as adult onset diabetes. It occurs when the production of insulin is not sufficient to overcome a difficulty the body has in properly using insulin. This difficulty is called insulin resistance. It is a hereditary disorder.

    Type 2 diabetes is treated with diet, exercise and, if necessary, medications. It accounts for 90-95 percent of all cases of diabetes and the incidence is rising rapidly, even in children.

    Other Causes of Diabetes
    Gestational diabetes
    Gestational diabetes occurs in about 2-5 percent of women during pregnancy or about 135,000 women annually usually after the 20th week. The condition is caused from pregnancy hormones that lead to insulin resistance. In some women, whose insulin production is not sufficient to overcome the resistance, glucose levels rise.

    The condition poses risks to the developing fetus as the mothers blood, with its high levels of glucose and insulin, circulates throughout its system. Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes can be overweight over nine pounds because the mothers high blood glucose and insulin levels causes them to gain weight. The extra weight can put the baby at risk for obesity and for developing diabetes later in life. In addition, because the babys body has become accustomed to extra blood glucose and insulin, its blood sugar can drop too low after birth.

    In the majority of cases, gestational diabetes disappears when the womans pregnancy ends. But as many as 40 percent of these women will eventually develop Type 2 diabetes. In some cases, the pregnancy unveils underlying diabetes that the woman was not aware of.

    Diabetes caused from other factors
    Diabetes may also occur from other factors such as injury to or disease of the pancreas, medications (such as steroids), surgery, infections and malnutrition. These cases account for 1-2 percent of all cases of diabetes.

    Signs and Symptoms:


    Type 1 diabetes
    • Unusual thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Extreme hunger
    • Unusual weight loss
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Unexplained nausea and vomiting

    Type 2 diabetes
    • Any of the Type 1 symptoms except unexplained nausea and vomiting
    • Blurred vision
    • Cuts/bruises that take time to heal
    • Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
    • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
    • There also may be no symptoms


    A1C test: How It Works
    You know from the name that the test measures something called A1C. You may wonder what it has to do with your blood sugar control. Hemoglobin is found inside red blood cells. Its job is to carry oxygen from the lungs to all the cells of the body. Hemoglobin, like all proteins, links up with sugars such as glucose.


    You know that when you have uncontrolled diabetes you have too much sugar in your bloodstream. This extra glucose enters your red blood cells and links up (or glycates) with molecules of hemoglobin. The more excess glucose in your blood, the more hemoglobin gets glycated. It is possible to measure the percentage of A1C in the blood. The result is an overview of your average blood glucose control for the past few months.
    Talk to your doctor about getting the A1C test if members of your family
    have diabetes or if you have symptoms of being a diabetic.

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    Thx 4 Sharing
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    Great work.
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    Nice info.
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