Symptoms and Prevention

Diabetes Affects Your Entire Body The following diabetes symptoms are the most common, but some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Frequent urination Extreme thirst Feeling very hungry, even with adequate food intake Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Weight loss, even though you…

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Risk Factors and Diagnosis

Risk Factors – Type 2 Pre-diabetes, also known as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) Being age 45 or older Having a family history of diabetes Being overweight or obese Not exercising regularly High blood pressure Low HDL, also known as “good” cholesterol and/or high levels of triglycerides Certain racial and ethnic…

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Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, once called juvenile-onset diabetes, is often caused by an auto-immune reaction in which the body’s defence system attacks the cells that produce insulin. For reasons that are still not fully understood, people with type 1 diabetes produce very little or no insulin. Unlike type 2, the only known risk factors in type…

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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Risk and Prevention

Diabetes is a chronic disease that results from the body’s inability to process and / or produce insulin effectively. Under normal circumstances, the digestive system breaks down carbohydrates from sugars and starches in foods into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of the hormone insulin, cells throughout the body…

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