About Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

About Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disorder in which your body cannot adjust sugar. It happens if your body does not make insulin or cannot use it very well. Insulin is a hormone that manages how much sugar is in your blood. Blood sugar is also called “glucose.” A high blood sugar level can create problems in various parts of your body.

Diabetes cannot be healed, but it can be well maintained with diet, exercise, and medications. 

 

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Are there different types of diabetes?

There are two main types of diabetes — type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 diabetes

With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin. Type 1 normally rises when you are a child or young adult, but it can happen at any age. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all people with diabetes have type 1. It is treated with: 

  • Taking everyday insulin shots or using an insulin pump
  • Healthful eating
  • Physical activity

Type 2 diabetes

With type 2 diabetes, your body makes insulin but cannot utilize it well. Type 2 normally begins when you are over age 40, but it is becoming more popular in younger people. Many young people and children are improving type 2 nowadays. 

About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. It is the most common type of diabetes. It is often connected with being overweight and tends to run in families.

Initially, type 2 diabetes may be managed with exercise, weight control, and a healthier diet. If these are not sufficient to manage blood sugar, pills or insulin may be needed.

CALCULATE YOUR DIABETES RISK 

Am I at risk for diabetes?

Anyone can get diabetes.

  • Overweight
  • Lazy (exercise less than three times a week)
  • African-American/Black, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or Asian
  • Age 45 or older
  • Have a family history of diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have abnormal blood fats (cholesterol or triglycerides)

Any of these risk factors are things you cannot replace, like your ethnic background or age. But others are things you can change, like being overweight or having a lazy lifestyle.

What are the “warning signs” of diabetes?

Not everyone has notice signs. Diabetes is called a “silent infection” because numerous people do not have any. You may have some indication signs, or you may not. Some of the warning signs are:

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often (especially at night)
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having dry, itchy skin
  • Losing the feeling in your feet.
  • Having blurry eyesight

How will I know if I have diabetes?

The best method to know if you have diabetes is to get examined for it. This is done with a normal blood test to check your blood sugar levels. If you are at risk for diabetes, talk to your Diabetologist. Ask to be tested for it. 

 

What can I do if I am at risk for diabetes?

  • Be physically active regularly
  • Lose weight, if you need to
  • Eat less fat
  • Manage your blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood fats under control
  • Get tested for diabetes

What if I already have diabetes?

Talk to us. we will work with you to create a treatment plan to manage your diabetes. Your treatment program may include diet, exercise, and medication. By managing your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control, you can stop or slow down other health problems caused by diabetes. Learn all you can and take an active role in your healthcare.

Where can I get more information?

The SARTHAK HEALTH CLINIC provides more information about diabetes. Call /what’s an app at our helpline number: 91 8828226607 or message us through our website https://www.ashutoshsonawane.com/

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Dr. Ashutosh Sonawane