What You Need To Know About Diabetes Mellitus

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					  What Causes Diabetes
  And Can It Be Treated
     Or Prevented

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Diabetes is a disease that disturbs how the body utilizes glucose, a form of sugar,
which is our major source of fuel. We obtain glucose from the food we eat and
when it gains entry into our bloodstream, our pancreas releases a hormone
named insulin that assists the sugar to get inside our cells to be utilized as energy.
However, if one has diabetes mellitus or DM, the body either is not able to
produce enough insulin, which is a characteristic of type 1 diabetes, or the insulin
no longer performs as intended due to cellular resistance, which is the cause of
type 2 diabetes. In any case, the glucose cannot enter the cells normally, and thus
the amount of sugar in the blood goes up, which brings about several symptoms.

Causes of diabetes

The cause of DM depends on the variant. Type 1 diabetes, for example is genetic
in nature, and then set off by particular infections, just like Coxsackie virus. The
mechanism is not really clear, nevertheless it's believed that after the infection,
the body’s own immune system destroys the cells where insulin is manufactured.
Type 2 diabetes in contrast is caused mainly by lifestyle and genetic factors.
Certain health conditions and drugs can also trigger diabetes. Exocrine pancreatic
                              defects and use of glucocorticoids, for instance, can
                              lead to diabetes.

                               What are the symptoms of diabetes?

                             Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes sufferers can encounter
                             the same symptoms. Increased urination, increased
                             thirst, and disproportionate hunger are the three
basic symptoms of diabetes mellitus. Loss of weight may also be present. Long
term high blood glucose can also lead to micro vascular changes that can lead to
changes in vision and poor wound healing. Symptoms may develop drastically for

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type 1 diabetic, while they usually develop over a longer period of time among
type 2 diabetes patients.

Treatment of diabetes

Sad to say, diabetes is incurable. But, it can be managed to reduce its effect in
your life. Treatment involves insulin administration, oral hypoglycemic, changes in
lifestyle, and annual or regular
checkups. Left untreated or if poorly
managed complications like blindness,
amputation, and multiple organ injury
are possible. For more information
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Prevention of diabetes

For type 1 diabetes mellitus, the answer is, sad to say, no. For type 2 diabetes
mellitus on the other hand, being a lifestyle disorder, can be avoided by keeping a
healthy weight. This will involve observing a healthy diet, like reducing
consumption of simple carbohydrates, and making sure that you get ample
exercise. Steering clear of vices including smoking and drinking are also crucial
since these activities can hasten the development of of complications.

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Description: Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a kind of sugar, which is our main source of energy.