Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes affects around 3 million people in the UK and it’s thought that around 850,000 people are undiagnosed, are you

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Diabetes is the name given to a person who does not produce enough hormone called insulin. Insulin breaks down the sugar that we digest and reduces the amount of sugar in the blood.
Your brain cells can only use glucose (sugar) for energy, if left unchecked you could have serious complications such as a stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, amputation or blindness.

Two main types of diabetes

Type 1 – Only equates to 10% of people with diabetes, often know as insulin dependent or juvenile diabetes as it usually develops before the age of 40.

Type 2 – Often associated with obesity and sometimes referred to as maturity-onset diabetes because it’s most common in older people. Controlled by diet, tablet or insulin dependent.

Symptoms

The main symptoms are feeling very thirsty, urinating frequently, particularly at night, feeling tired, genital itching, weight loss, feeling hungry and blurred vision.

Treatment

Sit them down and give them a sugary drink, if they respond quickly give them more, tell them to see their doctor and if they are not responsive in 10 minutes dial 999/112.

Diabetes complications affected organs. Diabetes affects nerves, kidneys, eyes, vessels, heart, brain and skin.

Diabetes complications affected organs. Diabetes affects nerves, kidneys, eyes, vessels, heart, brain and skin.

 

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