Diabetes- Is it still an iceberg in the ocean?

Diabetes- Is it still an iceberg in the ocean?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition that restrains the body from using insulin. Insulin is a hormone created by the pancreas. It is responsible for turning sugar (glucose) into energy. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin is produced, but the cells don’t respond to that, as a result, a person becomes insulin resistant.

If this disease is not controlled timely, then it has the potential to bring serious health problems. Ignorance off the symptom and signs, improper treatment by patients and expensive medical therapy are major concern with diabetes.

Usually, this disease is found in mature adults and old age people, but kids & young adults may also prone to have this disease if they become obese.

Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Most people avoid the symptoms of type 2 diabetes as they ignore there symptoms. Below are the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes, that should not be ignored.

  • Increased thirst
  • Blurry vision
  • Constant hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Frequent skin infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
  • Weight loss
  • Delayed wound healing

Activities that triggers type 2 diabetes

  • Insufficient or oversleeping
  • Improper diet/carbohydrates and fat-rich diet
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Health problems caused by type 2 diabetes

  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Diabetes related eye problems ( Diabetic retinopathy)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Giving birth to an overweight baby.
  • Gestational diabetes while you were pregnant

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes:

There are many treatments available for this disease. The doctor would prescribe a relevant solution considering the condition. In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be controlled through medications, regular exercises,  and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

If the situation goes beyond control, the doctor may ask you to undergo the surgical treatment for obesity and metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes. This surgery is commonly known as bariatric surgery. To know more obesity and metabolic surgery please click the link available at our website.

To know more, consult our team of the best bariatric and metabolic surgeons at Surgeons House Limited (SHL) available at different global locations. Please click this link to contact us.

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