Detailed Information About Diabetes

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What are the basics of diabetes?

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood sugar. It occurs when insulin production is inadequate, or your body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria, they will become increasingly thirsty and hungry.

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How to lower your blood sugar?

Diet, lifestyle and exercise play an important role in diabetes, and you can lower your blood sugar by making a few changes.

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Diabetes may result in many severe complications, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease, or stroke.
  • Kidney damage.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Depression.
  • Eye damage (retinopathy): blindness, cataracts and glaucoma.
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy).
  • Foot damage.
  • Skin problems.
  • Hearing impairment.