Diabetes is disease that involves the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin or produces very minimal insulin that helps the body to store and use sugar and fat from the food we eat. The body is unable to use and store glucose.
In type 1 diabetes, the insulin is no longer produced by the body. to survive, diabetics needs to take insulin injections daily. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adult or it can occur at any age.
Type 2 diabetes is a result of inability of the body to properly use insulin also known as insulin resistance or when the body does not produce enough insulin. This usually affects people over 40 years old, due to family history or overweight.
Fatigue and hunger. The body is unable to use glucose for energy because there is not enough insulin to bring glucose in.
Frequent urination. Diabetes pushes your blood sugar up causing the kidney to make more urine and when you pee a lot, you get thirsty a lot also.
Dry mouth and itchy skin results because you pee a lot, the fluid is diminished and will make you dehydrated and dries your skin which in turn makes it itchy.
Numbness in the legs and feet and pain may be felt because nerve is damaged.
Slow-healing sores or cuts results because high blood sugar alters your body ability to heal wounds.
Weight loss. The body burns muscle and fat to get energy instead of deriving it from your food.
Nausea and vomiting. When your body burns fats, ketones is produced which can make you feel sick to the stomach.
Yeast infections between fingers and toes, under the breast and in or around your organs.
When you have any of these symptoms or you are over 40 years old, early detection is very crucial to avoid possible complications or nerve damage and heart trouble. Switch to a healthy lifestyle by adding more nutritious foods in your diet, natural supplements, and some exercise to avoid any health problems.