Archive for March, 2012
When it comes to diabetes Type one is not as common as Type two diabetes and it mostly affects people at a young age. It is found mostly in people below the age of forty and even more in people under the age of fourteen. There happen to be cases where it has been detected in people that have passed the age of forty but these are very rare cases. As you might have read before on this medical blog, Diabetes is a serious issue; type one is the worst. It is related to the shortage of insulin. What happens here is that the pancreas fails to function properly and thereby the amount of insulin required in maintaining the correct level in the blood is not produced. A lot of people who have type one diabetes will show symptoms of hyperglycemia.
Diabetes – Hyperglycemia
Hyperglycemia is where your glucose in the blood is too high. Meaning your blood sugar is too high. The common symptoms of hyperglycemia or diabetes type one is frequent hunger, frequent urinating, and frequent thirst. You will also experience blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss, your healing power will be low which means that it will take a long time for a wound to heal, dry mouth, dry or itchy skin. Your immune system weakens and you will be susceptible infection.
The reason why you are always hungry is because your body can not use glucose as an energy source. It is also, why you tire out easily. Since the body cannot absorb sugar or glucose into the blood cells you will release it through frequent trips to the bathroom. Since you make many trips a day to the bathroom, your body realizes that it is losing excess water and that’s why you will become thirsty. When it comes to the symptoms, you may experience them all together or it may take some time for your body to go through the process. Most likely though it will be gradual.
It has been believed to have originated from infections such as the mumps, rubella, measles, influenza, polio and a few other viruses. That’s why it happens to be quite common in young children due to the fact that those epidemics affect children more often than adults. Diabetes is also genetic. You may simply have the disorder because a family member has it.
General treatment for people with Diabetes
- Take the prescribed amount of insulin
- Consume a healthy, balanced diet, paying special attention to the amount of carbohydrates in each meal and the diabetes meal plan
- Monitor blood sugar levels several times a day
- Get regular physical activity