How to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Beginners

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This means that your body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use glucose for energy. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin injections every day to manage their blood sugar levels.
  • Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors, such as being overweight or obese, having a family history of diabetes, or being physically inactive. People with type 2 diabetes can often manage their blood sugar levels with diet, exercise, and medication.

Symptoms of diabetes

  1. Increased thirst
  2. Frequent urination
  3. Extreme hunger
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Fatigue
  6. Blurred vision
  7. Slow-healing sores

Complications of diabetes

  1. Heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Kidney disease
  4. Blindness
  5. Nerve damage
  6. Foot problems

Managing diabetes

  • There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed with a combination of diet, exercise, medication, and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.
  • People with diabetes need to eat a healthy diet that is low in sugar and carbohydrates.
  • They should also get regular exercise, which can help to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
  • People with diabetes may need to take medication to control their blood sugar levels.
  • They should also monitor their blood sugar levels regularly, using a blood glucose meter.
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The latest research on diabetes

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I hope this helps!

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