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Last Updated on Feb 11, 2020
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All of us know someone suffering from diabetes. This sums up the prevalence of diabetes. It is, apart from being one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, also a disease that opens up a Pandora's box of many complications. No wonder it is a dreaded disease and people who are diabetic end up getting other medical problems as well.

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Diabetes is a group of diseases with one thing in common - a problem with insulin. The problem could be that your body doesn't make any insulin, doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin properly.

Toxic Truth About Sugar

"Diabetes is a wonderful affection, not very frequent among men, being a melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine. The patients never stop making water, but the flow is incessant, as if from the opening of acqueducts. The nature of the disease, then, is chronic, and it takes a long period to form; but the patient is short-lived, if the constitution of the disease be completely established; for the melting is rapid, the death speedy." - Aretaeus the Cappadocian, [81-138]

The pancreas, which is an organ present in the abdominal cavity of the body, secretes this hormone insulin. This hormone is the key to the way your body processes food because it helps maintain the proper level of a sugar (glucose) in your blood. Glucose is your body's fuel. Cells use glucose to produce energy to grow and function. Glucose is escorted by insulin through your bloodstream and insulin helps in unlocking cells to allow glucose to enter.

In diabetes, lack of insulin or the resistance of your cells to insulin prevents the right amount of glucose from entering your cells. The unused glucose builds up in your blood, a condition called hyperglycemia.

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The disease occurs in two types:

Type 1 diabetes: This is the type of diabetes that generally affects young people and requires treatment with insulin.

Type 2 diabetes: This type of diabetes generally develops after age 40. Diabetes can develop gradually, often without symptoms, over many years. It may reveal itself too late to prevent damage. In fact, you may first learn you have diabetes when you develop one of its common complications - heart disease, kidney disease or vision problems. Today, better methods of diabetes control, new medications and easier ways to take insulin enable most people who develop type 1 or 2 diabetes to live a long and healthy life.

What is New in Diabetes ?

1. Indian Doctors Oppose New Diabetes Guidelines

A new set of global guidelines have been developed to manage diabetes. However, these guidelines have stirred up a controversy within the medical community, as they have replaced those followed for the last three decades. In 2017, over 72 million cases of diabetes were recorded in India, according to International Diabetes Federation.

2. Not All Diabetes Medications Reduce Mortality Risk

While all the drugs reduced blood sugar levels, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors among sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists did not reduce mortality risk, finds a new study.

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Sairam60

Dear Sir Can we not avoid DIABETIC once effected to any person in their life time once due to un avoidable / unnon reasons.Pl help us by giving at least MINIMISING the problam and to protect the LIFE> Regards S S Rao

chandan199

your articles help the people to become fit and fine It maintain diabetes diet thanks

Shiv86

its have to be control now.means its time to act for diabetes.......by finding out a permanent cure from diabetes mellitus...

witchblade

I have been looking for a chart that has blood sugar levels. At each level there's a drawing, let's say a smile is on one level witch measures 6.2, but another drawing as a frown with the blood sugar level at 4.0.this scale of different level with a drawing filla in a sheet of 8.5 by 11 inches. this is a very good scale for everyone especially children. Thank You

hari4oct

actually diabetic is incured disease,but here at hyderabad POSITIVE HOMEOPATHY LAUNCHES DIABETIC CELL,THEY SAID TO ALL OF THE PATIENTS DIABETIC MUST CURED AFTER 4YRS,AND COLLECT THE PACKAGE MONEY FOR FOUR YEARS 40000/ LIKE THAT,BUT ALL VIEWERS THINK THAT,DIABETIC IS NOT A CURABLE DISEASE,DONT UNDER THEIR TRAP,IF THEY REALLY CURED THE DIABETIS ASKED THE GUARENTEE CERTIFICATE,OTHERWISE DONT GO THAT SIDE

venu1972

ALL DISEASES CAN BE CURED, ONLY THING IS, WE ARE STILL INCAPABLE TO FIND THE CORRECT METHOD TO CURE. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO CURE DISEASES, THEN OUR BASIC CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASES IF WRONG. ONCE OUR CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASE IS CORRECT WE AUTOMATICALLY GET THE WAYS TO CURE. THINK DEEPLY TO UNDERSTAND THESE WORDS.

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