The most common of diabetes disease is Type 2 Diabetes - which is more common in adults, and occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or does not make enough insulin.
- Increased thirst and urination
- Increased hunger
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands
- Sores that do not heal
- Unexplained weight loss
Warning signs of diabetes include:
- Increased thirst and hunger (especially after eating)
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urination or urine infections
- Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
- Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
- Blurred vision and headaches
Doctors sometimes refer to prediabetes as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) depending on what tests they use to detect it. This condition puts you at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
- Diabetes Type I
You must take insulin because your body no longer makes this hormone. You will need to take insulin several times during the day with your meals. You also could use an insulin pump to gives small doses throughout the day.
- Diabetes Type II
With people with diabetes type II they can manage their condition by making healthy food choices and being more physically active, but they need diabetes medicines as well. The medication may include diabetes pills or insulin.
If you have diabetes, you can protect your heart and health by managing your blood sugar. If your smoke, try to get help to stop.
For some people with prediabetes early treatment can actually return blood glucose levels to the normal range. Try to follow the below tips that can help lower your risk for Diabetes type II by losing your body weight by exercising moderately, such as walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
If you can't reach your ideal body weight, losing even 10 to 50 pounds can make a huge difference.