Saturday, 2 July 2011


Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes—is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
There are three main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar at normal levels whereas in type 2 diabetes the cells do not properly respond to the insulin. The normal fasting blood sugar is 80-120 mg/dL; this can go up to a level of 160 mg/dL two hours after meals. The patients need insulin everyday.
Type 2 diabetes is common among adults, especially those who are overweight and over age 40. These people are able to control their blood sugar levels through weight control, regular exercise and a well-balanced diet.
Gestational diabetes is when pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy. It may precede development of type 2 DM.

Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus
Following are the major diabetes symptoms:
  1.  Increased thirst
  2.  Frequent urination
  3.  Increase in appetite
  4.  Weight loss in type 1 diabetes
  5.  Obesity in type 2 diabetes
  6.  Decreased healing capacity
  7.  Weakness or loss of strength
  8.  Erection problems 
  9.  Hampers eye sight

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