How do you know whether you are at risk of diabetes or not?

Diabetes is the dysfunction in the metabolism of glucose in your body. This condition is the result of excess glucose in blood and urine. In other words, it happens when the amount of glucose or sugar in the blood is too high.

Each year over 400 million people suffer from diabetes; also, it causes the death of about 2 million.

Type 1 diabetes (Insulin-dependent diabetes) mainly happens in people under the age of 30 years, might happen to kids and teens quite abruptly! It occurs because insulin creation in your body is low or down to zero. 

Type 2 diabetes (Non-insulin-dependent diabetes) is the most common form of the disease. It usually occurs in middle-aged and old-aged people. This happens because of the high amount of glucose in the blood and urine.

Gestational diabetes is a high amount of glucose in your blood but not as much as to diagnose as diabetes. This condition happens during pregnancy.

When the proportion of glucose in your blood is high but not as much to get diagnosed with diabetes(type 2), it is called Prediabetes.

Symptoms you should notice at once

 So what are the symptoms of high blood sugar in your body?

  • Feel thirstier than usual.
  •  Needing to urinate often.
  • Weight loss without any reason
  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme tiredness/Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling hungry often
  • Sore stomach

Most effective ways to prevent Diabetes

Like all lifestyle diseases, to prevent this, you need a lifestyle change! 

  • Monitoring your body regularly is advisable
  • Exercise regularly
  • Have a healthy balanced diet
  • Prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Prevent obesity
  • Prevent high blood pressure
  • Stop smoking
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Reduce the saturated fat intake
  • Limit consumption of juice and other sugary beverages

Survival from the disease is possible if you give enough care and do adequate treatment. There are some complications associated with the disease if not given proper care. It might lead to other coronary diseases like stroke and hypertension. This makes it essential to spread awareness of the disease and its preventive measure.