Diabetic Symptoms And Treatment
Diabetes is a chronic disease that impairs the
body's ability to break down sugar. This leads to the buildup of
glucose which can cause a variety of complications. Foremost of
these complications is the body's failure to produce insulin.
Also, the buildup of glucose can cause damages to the nerves, which
in turn can disrupt many essential processes in the body and rapture
many vital organs in the system. Many diabetic patients choose to
wear diabetes bracelets that lets medical professionals know they have the
There is no doubt that diabetes is a deadly disease. But as statistics will show,
it's one that is quite difficult to avoid as well. In the US alone,
9.6% of people above the age of 20, or 20.6 million individuals, are
suffering from diabetes. This is a very alarming number indeed.
Though there is no known "cure" for diabetes, there are methods that
are being developed to achieve that effect. These are:
* Pancreas transplantation or artificial pancreas development. The
pancreas is a gland that produces the much needed insulin.
* Islet cell transplantation or artificial development. Islet cells
likewise produce insulin.
* Genetic manipulation
But as they always say, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a
pound of cure. Treating diabetes is best carried out during the
early stages of the disease when the consequences can still be
controlled and minimized. Such an approach will require an early
determination of diabetic symptoms. These diabetic symptoms are:
* Extreme and excessive thirst that is quite abnormal
* Hunger even when meals have recently been taken
* Frequent urination
* Fatigue easily creeps in
* Excessive weight loss at such a short period of time
* Smeared vision
* Nagging impatience that has recently been developed
All these diabetic symptoms point out to complications of diabetes.
Smeared or blurry vision, for example, can be telling of developing
diabetic retinopathy, which is the clogging of the blood streams in
the retina that can potentially lead to vision impairment. Nagging
impatience can be telling of a coronary disease that resulted from
the clogging of the blood streams near the heart. Frequent
urination, fatigue and weight loss can be telling of diabetic
neuropathy creeping in.
We can never be too sure. This is why medical professionals strongly
recommend that people who are experiencing the diabetic symptoms
mentioned above, especially those who come from families with a
definitive history of diabetes, should seek medical help as soon as
possible. The first step in treatment, after all, is the
determination of a disorder, and this can only be done conclusively
via professional medical aid.