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Diabetes

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Overview

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce any insulin or not producing enough insulin, or your body does not respond appropriately to insulin, which causes your body to be unable to use and store the sugar in the blood. The diabetes can cause many complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy, cataract, skin infection, diabetic cardiopathy,etc.

Type of diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is divided into Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational diabetes:

Symptoms of Diabetes

Normal Blood Glucose Levels

Fasting Blood Glucose:

70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L) < Blood Glucose < 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L)

2 hours after eating:

Diagnosis

Through the following tests to to find out if you have diabetes:

Diabetic complications

There are many complications of diabetes, which can be divided into acute complications and chronic complications.

Your body areas affected by diabetes:

Your body areas affected by diabetes

Can diabetes be cured?

Given the current medical level, diabetes still remains a lifelong disease. That is to say, diabetes still can not be radical cured for quite a long time. Therefore, if the increased blood sugar level can not be timely diagnosed and effectively controlled, over time, it will cause a variety of acute and chronic complications, which leads to lower life and work ability and severely affects the quality of patients’ life. However, diabetes is also a disease that can be effectively controlled. With well controlled diet, proper exercise, regular monitoring of blood sugar and rational use of hypoglycemic drugs, patients with diabetes can have the same life quality as normal individuals for quite a long time, even a lifelong time.

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