What is diabetes?
A person with diabetes has a chronic disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar properly. As a result, blood sugar levels become abnormally high. Blood sugar, or glucose, is an important source of energy for all cells in the body. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. Insulin regulates the level of glucose in the bloodstream. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, which begins in childhood, and type 2 diabetes, which affects middle-aged adults the most.
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Symptoms of diabetes include blurred vision, dizziness, excessive fatigue, excessive thirst, faintness, frequent urination, headaches, irritability, muscle cramps, nausea, and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat diabetes?
Treatment of diabetes depends on the type. Treatment may include some combination of a diabetes diet, weight reduction, exercise plan, insulin, and oral medications for diabetes.
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