Get Informed With Diabetes Type Ii
Diabetes mellitus is a very serious, but manageable condition that currently affects about 7% of the national population, some of whom are not even aware that they have the condition. Diabetes comes in three major types, type 1 diabetes, diabetes type ii, gestational diabetes and a fourth one that is just beginning to find medical recognition
Diabetes type ii is the most known form of diabetes. Caused by a combination of factors, among them is excess weight or genetically inherited obesity, a cell receptors’ loss of sensitivity to insulin, and generally a slow but sure decline in activity of cells producing insulin. Insulin is the hormone created by beta cells in the pancreas which instructs the cells to soak up blood sugar and utilize it. In diabetes type ii blood sugar rises to dangerous levels and the body adjusts to this rise without realizing the dangers. This resistance to insulin with regards to certain tissues as well as beta cell impairment has serious consequences for the body.
In general, diabetes type ii is a metabolic disorder that can go undetected for a long while until such time that only when the complications from the disease come to the surface, do sufferers realizes what they are actually suffering from. Of that quoted 7% of the population who currently have diabetes, more than half of the 6.2 million who are not aware of their condition will turn out to have diabetes type ii.
Symptoms for diabetes type ii
Symptoms for diabetes type ii are usually harder to assess. The typical symptoms may have slight if not unusual variations; sufferers may not drink as much as what was usual and even the urine output may appear normal. But of all the symptoms that can easily pinpoint diabetes type ii as the culprit, excess weight is often a dead-giveaway. Most overweight patients who have never been diagnosed as having diabetes type ii would simply have to get glucose level reading to confirm their suspicions. In some cases, it is the optometrist who can alert them of possible diabetes type ii based on the typical signs of the deterioration of blood vessel of the eyes (blurred vision is often an indicator) which are obvious after a couple of years. Some on the other hand will be alerted by recurrent skin infections and mood swings.
Diabetes type ii early detection
The good news is that unlike type 1, the treatment for diabetes type ii is often more encouraging and effective. For obese patients, gastric-bypass surgery has offered a 100% chance of reversal for about 80% of obese-diabetic patients who choose it. But the best treatment is still early detection, allowing many patients the opportunity to lead long, healthy and accomplished lives. As with other diabetes types, effective management is the key; patients who upon receiving their diagnosis should buckle down to not only manage their condition but to also re-evaluate and turn their lives around. They should try to understand every facet of the disease as it relates to how they eat, play, work and think.
Important reminders include watching and keeping blood sugar balanced to avoid complications; to keep triglycerides and cholesterol levels down, to lessen risks for stroke and heart disease. Diabetics who smoke are given one advice only- quit.