It is a medical condition in the body where the pancreas in body stops producing insulin or resists them. It prevents the body from using energy.
We all have heard of the term Diabetes but are not fully aware of what it actually is.
Know about Diabetes: When the body is unable to produce insulin, the level of sugar increases inside the body, then it leads to a variety of complications. One of the issues is Diabetes. Since, we know that Insulin is a kind of hormone that is produced by the pancreas in body that regulates the sugar level and prevents it from increasing. It also helps glucose to get into the cells of human body and provide the energy. Sometimes, body could not make insulin well, due to which it is unable to regulate sugar level. When the sugar level increases in body, it causes diabetes.
People have a misconception that if they have “borderline diabetes”, then that is not serious which is not true at all. Even a little bit hike in blood sugar rate can be fatal for health.
Kinds of Diabetes :
Diabetes is categorized in some classes :-
- Type 1
- Type 2
- Gestational Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes :- When it comes to Type 1, body is unable to make insulin, it attacks the cells of the body that produce insulin in body. Children and young adults are more prone to this category of diabetes, although it could occur to any age group.
- Type 2 diabetes :- It is the most common form of diabetes. The level of blood sugar is higher than the normal but not so high that a person can be referred as a diabetic.It can damage kidneys, nerve cells etc. Diabetes can also cause heart attacks, strokes. It can happen to any age group.
- Gestational Diabetes :- Gestational diabetes is generally diagnosed in pregnant women. Mostly, it goes away after the baby is born but it is usually found that if you have gestational diabetes, you can most likely have Type 2 diabetes in future.
People can develop serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney problems etc if they are diabetic.