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If you suffer from the disease of diabetes, it is important to completely understand the disease, so that you know how to best manage it. This article suggests exactly what the two different types of this disease are, and how to live with the health issues they involve.
Understanding Diabetes and How it is Managed Diabetes can be a very stressful and terrible disease, affecting many different areas of your life. There are generally two different types of the disease, which differ greatly in their origin and management. To best know how to handle living with this disease, it is important to fully understand it, and know which type is affecting your body. The first form of this health problem is known simply as type one. Type one occurs in the body when the immune systems turns on the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This generally leads to a complete stop in the production of insulin, which can have very negative effects in the body. Insulin Insulin is a very important substance in our body, which helps us to manage our energy levels, and allows us to participate in our day to day activities. It essentially stimulates the movement of sugar from our blood into our liver, muscle, and fat cells. Without the proper amount of insulin in the body, we never would be able to exercise on our elliptical machines. If you suffer from type one, you will probably need to receive insulin shots on a daily basis, or you may have to rely on the use of a pump. This can limit your activities, and your ability to live a normal, active lifestyle. Your hormones may become very erratic, since insulin is a major hormone in your body—the other hormones are not balanced properly, until this large one has been balanced first. Starts in Children This disease often comes on very suddenly, and usually first occurs in children or young adults. It is very dangerous to the health of your body, and requires proper treatment—if proper treatment does not occur, the person suffering from the problem may go into a coma, or may even die. Knowing and being able to recognize the symptoms can help you to realize when you need to seek the care and treatment of a doctor, or emergency room. When determining if you suffer from type one, doctors will usually check to see if there are high levels of sugar in your blood and urine. This indicates that glucose is not being properly managed within your body. You may describe to them that you urinate more frequently than you feel you should, or that you find you are hungrier and thirstier than normal. Knowing Symptoms Many patients suffering from this problem find that they lose large amounts of weight very quickly, and feel very weak and fatigued on a regular basis. If you are feeling any of these things, it is important to take note of when they are occurring, so that you can share the information with a health professional. Tracking your symptoms carefully is one of the best ways to be able to get the help that you need. Keep track of your moods, especially if you are feeling particularly moody and irritable. Nausea and vomiting can also occur—it is important to seek medical treatment right away if it does not get better, or happens on a regular basis. Type one is very dangerous, but can be treated with the proper medications and management. Type Two Diabetes Type two is the next type, and it very different. Type two can often be prevented, and usually comes on as the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. You can prevent it from occurring in your body, simply by following a healthy diet, exercising regularly on your elliptical, and getting the proper rest your body needs—the better you take care of yourself, the less likely you are to experience this form of diabetes. Some people end up having to have surgery as a result of their diabetes. If you know that you are going to have to have surgery, you should be sure that you understand all of your options. Electro surgery can be a great option if you want to minimize the time that you are going to have to spend healing. There are many different electro surgical tools that can be used throughout surgeries to make the surgery minimally invasive. Learning how you are going to be wise about looking into electro surgery may save you a lot of time and pain. As you learn how you are going to go about having your surgery you may want to talk to your physician about this option.
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