Diabetes Affecting Your Lifestyle?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition with high blood sugar levels. either from the pancreas failing to produce enough insulin, or the cells of the body not responding to the insulin produced. Symptoms of high blood sugar levels are frequent urination, increased thirst and hunger. The disease is traditionally referred to as wasting and thirsting disease.

Other symptoms of high blood sugar levels, hyperglycemia, include rapid weight loss, blurred vision, headache, fatigue, slow healing of cuts, and itchy skin.

What Type of Diabetes are You Suffering From?

Type 1 Diabetes most often occurs in children with an absolute deficiency of insulin and is the more severe condition. Type 2 Diabetes usually occurs later in life in the obese and includes high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. Gestational Diabetes occurs when pregnant women develop high blood sugar levels and usually resolves after birth. Diabetes insipidus is a different condition involving a deficiency of antidiurectic hormone, or insensitivity of the kidney nephrons to the hormone.

Poorly Managed Diabetes can be Life Threatening

Long term complications of untreated or poorly managed diabetes include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes. It is important to note that while prolonged high blood glucose levels can cause glucose absorption into the lens of the eye, distorting its shape, highly fluctuating glucose levels may also damage the small capillaries, blood vessels, of the eye, damaging the vision of diabetics and non-diabetics alike.

Diabetes can cause Glaucoma, Optic Neuropathy and AMD

Be Proactive in Getting The Right Treatment For Your Condition!

Treatment of diabetes starts with healthy diet management and regular exercise. A diet high in fibre and whole grains, low in saturated fats, and consumption of polyunsaturated fats found in seeds, nuts, and fish will help keep good nutrition while helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Regular exercise helps control blood pressure, keep body weight in healthy range, and help control blood sugar levels.

For chronic patients further treatment is necessary and acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine has increasingly been shown to be markedly effective in the treatment and management of the condition.

Make sure your health is on the mend and not on the downslide. Contact Evolution Medical Care today for treatment options.