By Olinda Rola
The symptoms of adult diabetes are symptoms that should be
recognized. Recognizing a symptom or sign for diabetes is
important because diabetes is a condition that can be
life-threatening. Diabetes is a disease where high levels of
sugar in the blood exist, creating a symptom or sign for
diabetes. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin in the
body, by the inability to use insulin or both of these.
is a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar
levels. About 17 million persons in the USA suffer from
symptoms of adult diabetes.
Diabetes consist of three main types:
* Type 1 Diabetes - is usually diagnosed in childhood. The
makes very little or no insulin, and daily injections of
are required to keep the person alive.
* Type 2 Diabetes - accounts for about 90% of all cases of
diabetes and usually occurs in adults. The pancreas do not
enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels normal, frequently
because the body does not use the insulin produced very well.
Symptoms of adult diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is becoming
common with the increasing number of elderly Americans, with
failure to exercise and increasing obesity rates.
* Gestational Diabetes - is high blood glucose that develops
during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.
Here are the most common Type 2 symptoms of adult diabetes:
1. Blurred Vision
3. Impotence In Men
4. Increased Appetite
5. Increased Thirst
6. Infections That Heal Slowly
7. More Frequent Urination
How does one know if symptoms of adult diabetes that are being
experienced are actually indicating diabetes? The best way is
to do a blood test called the fasting blood glucose level
Diabetes is diagnosed if this test shows blood glucose is
than 126 mg/dL on two different tests. If levels are between
and 126 mg/dL, this condition will be referred to as impaired
fasting glucose or prediabetes and should be considered a risk
factor for Type 2 diabetes.
What does one attempt to do for stabilizing blood sugar levels
and diabetes? While there is no cure for diabetes, the
immediate objectives are to stabilize blood sugar and
any symptom or sign for diabetes and high blood sugar.
Long-term, the goals of treatment are to prolong ones life, to
relieve symptoms of adult diabetes and prevent long-term
complications that may result such as heart disease and kidney
A person with symptoms of adult diabetes should work closely
with their physician to keep blood sugar levels within
acceptable ranges. In addition, the more you understand a
symptom or sign for diabetes and how to treat it, the more
proactive you can become in making lifestyle changes that will
improve your health. Besides oral medications, the good news
that Type 2 diabetes may respond to treatment with exercise,
diet improvements and weight management.
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