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Important Things to know About Diabetes

Important Things to know About Diabetes

Almost ten percent of the world’s population are affected by diabetes. It is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of glucose in the body either because of inadequate insulin production of the body or because of the body’s inability to respond appropriately to insulin.

Diabetes has become more prevalent in the past few decades. Hence, every provider of Home Health Care Services encourages everyone to be informed and learn the fundamental information needed to cope with this particular health condition.

Three types of Diabetes

  1. Type 1 Diabetes

    Also called as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes, Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body could not produce insulin and an estimate of 10% diabetes cases are of this kind.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes

    When the body could not properly react to insulin, Type 2 Diabetes occurs. The remaining 90% of diabetes patients suffer from Type 2 diabetes.

  3. Gestational Diabetes

    From its nomenclature alone, it could be concluded that this type of diabetes happens during pregnancy. A number of women experience having high sugar levels in their blood because of their body’s inability to produce enough insulin to transport glucose to the different parts of the body.

Symptoms

These types of diabetes have similar early warning signs. You and the caregiver you hire from an In Home Care in Newton MA should know this so you would know when to visit a physician.

  • Hunger and fatigue

    The body is like a machine. Once the food is taken in, it converts it to glucose which the cells use to manufacture energy; but the cells also need insulin so it could transport the glucose in. So when the body is incapable of producing enough insulin or if it cannot use the insulin properly, the glucose could not be transported in the cells leading a person to feel constantly tired and hungry.

  • Peeing more often than normal

    Every person goes to the comfort room to pee for four to seven times a day. But if one pees more than that, one might already have diabetes. This happens because when a person suffering from diabetes, more glucose is retained in the kidney as blood passes in such organ which further leads the kidney to make more urine.

  • Dry mouth and skin

    This one is directly related to the previously mentioned symptom. Since a person with diabetes pees more often, the body gets dehydrated making both the mouth and skin dry.

  • Blurry vision

    The lenses in our eyes are specifically shaped in a particular form to accurately focus on objects. However, when diabetes hits a person, the fluid levels in the body usually change from time to time causing the lenses to swell up and change its shape – resulting in a blurry vision.

Although there are still a lot of things you should know about diabetes, these items could already help you to recognize when you or your loved one is already suffering from this disease. If you would have any queries about diabetes in senior citizens, never hesitate to contact 24 Hours Care through 617-792-0500 or office@24hourscare.com.


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