What is Diabets?

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What is Diabets?

  1. 1. What<br />is<br />Diabetes?<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Diabetes or medically known as Diabetes Mellitus is a kind of disease where in the body does not produce enough or utilize well a certain hormone called insulin.
  3. 3. This hormone, insulin, is the reason why glucose can get in our cells giving us energy. With no insulin or low levels of insulin, glucose will stay in the blood causing high levels of blood glucose.
  4. 4. When this is not treated, high glucose levels can lead to severe damage to the heart, eyes, nerves and kidneys. </li></ul>Healthybalanceddiet.org<br />
  5. 5. Types of Diabetes<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Type 1 Diabetes</li></ul>also known as juvenile or insulin dependent diabetes; commonly found amongst young and old having heart disease. In this case, the body cannot produce insulin. Can be treated by means of regular insulin injection for it cannot be controlled solely by diabetic diets or exercise.<br />Healthybalanceddiet.org<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Type 2 Diabetes</li></ul>also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or NIDDM or adult-onset diabetes; it is the most common type of diabetes. In this case, the body does not produce enough or utilize insulin well. People who are diagnosed with this kind of diabetes are mostly overweight or obese. It can be managed by means of a diabetic diet plan along with exercise.<br />Healthybalanceddiet.org<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>Gestational Diabetes</li></ul>this type of diabetes is found among women for it develops during the late stages of pregnancy. It usually disappears after pregnancy thus it is temporary. It can be managed by means of a special diabetic meal and regular physical activity. Daily blood glucose testing and insulin injections may be done in some cases.<br />Healthybalanceddiet.org<br />
  9. 9. For more details<br />please visit<br />Healthy Balanced Diet<br />

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