Diabetes is a serious condition and is reason of worry as it is fast becoming a global epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates put the figure of diabetes-affected patients at nearly 200 million and more than 3 million deaths every year occur due to it.
The people should adopt cautious and serious approach towards diabetes as against the general view of diabetes being easily managed with help of medication. A diabetic patient has increased sugar levels in his blood, which is result of lack of insulin production in body, a hormone that controls fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
There are two types of diabetic conditions: Type-1 and Type-2. The people who are born with the condition and inherit it due to genetic disorder are Type-1 diabetic patients while others who develop this condition at later stage of life are Type-2 patients.
The risk for Type -2 diabetes can be minimized by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Eating a well-balanced diet, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are a few steps that could be useful in preventing diabetes.
Diabetes is associated with various other fatal conditions like heart disease, stroke, liver and kidney diseases as the increased sugar levels in blood affects the blood vessels. It’s more dangerous as it could also result in blindness, neuropathy or even impotence.
Considering the hazards of the disease, it seems more sensible to be equipped to keep diabetes at bay.