This disease occurs when the body can not produce insulin or properly use it. Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to have the energy to operate. Over time, diabetes can lead to complications such as blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation, nerve damage and erectile dysfunction. We can reduce the risk of long-term complications through health care, information management and effective personal.
There are three types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and adolescents, occurs when the body produces little or no insulin. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body does not effectively use the insulin produced. This type of diabetes usually develops in adulthood, although increasing numbers of children are met in the household population at high risk (Aboriginal, Asian, Hispanic and African).
The third type of diabetes called gestational diabetes is a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy but disappears after the birth of the child. Mother and child both run greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime.
A change in lifestyle can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. It is important to eat healthy, control weight and being physically active.
Type 1 diabetes is always treated with insulin. Type 2 diabetes is managed through physical activity and meal planning and may require the administration of drugs and / or insulin to help the body to produce or use insulin more efficiently.
Diabetes can also affect the body's ability and strength to fight infection and disease. Imbalance of glucose levels in tissues can allow bacteria to grow and infection. These infections can occur in the bladder, kidneys, vagina, gums, feet and skin. Surely, for the treatment of these early infections through natural and herbal therapy, patients can avoid serious complications, amputations and lead a normal life.
What is high blood sugar in diabetics?
That the high percentage of sugar in the blood in patients with diabetes is the case of recurrent and chronic, and is the main objective in the treatment of diabetes to reduce the periods where there is high blood sugar. The extent of feeling a patient with symptoms of high sugar varies from person to person, so there is difficulty in knowing the proportion of sugar in the blood of symptoms during the phenomenon.
Diabetes and Feet
The injury to the feet of the most important chronic complications of diabetes, diabetics may suffer from many problems in the feet, and even simple ones can turn into dangerous.
• Examine your feet well every day looking for scratches, cuts, sores, redness, or any change in the skin • Always check between the toes. • If you see one of the weak seek the help of family members to examine your feet. • Avoid using very hot water or very cold. • Avoid immersion foot in the water for a long time. • Registry nail your feet carefully on the form of a straight cross, and avoid leaving a sharp edge. • Be sure to massage the feet and legs from time to time. • Do not use chemicals to remove the centuries. • Do not use the bond to the sticker on your feet. • Use decent rainfall areas to soften hard skin and course. • Avoid walking barefoot • Use comfortable shoes for the feet and make sure that the material be made of soft and larger than normal use. • Prefer to use cotton or wool socks and should not be stressful. • Not to sit close to the sources of heat for long periods or exposed to extreme cold.
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