Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

If you consider the metabolism of food in a normal human body, everything ultimately breaks down to glucose which is then used up in the form of energy.

Sometimes, our body is not able to perform metabolism properly which may result in a surge in glucose. Although there are many causative factors for this glucose spike, the main reason is that the pancreatic function is not happening properly, which requires the pancreas to produce enough insulin to lower glucose levels.

The resulting condition is called diabetes, which is very common these days and is a rising health concern. It is a chronic condition that may require you to make a lot of lifestyle changes to keep it under control.

The signs of the disease begin well after it has been established, in addition, the symptoms may be so mild that they may often go unnoticed. Signs include:

  • Hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Severe weight loss
  • Blurred vision

India ranks second in the world for the highest number of diabetics in the world, around 77 million people in the country suffer from the disease. Its prevalence is quite alarming.

Diabetes may result from various factors such as age, race, genetics, and lifestyle. Management and treatment of diabetes require a unique approach for every individual. It ranges from lifestyle changes and tablets for borderline diabetes to more sophisticated treatment options such as islet cell transplants.

As mentioned earlier diabetes treatment is unique for every individual and it takes a lot of effort apart from medications to manage this life-threatening condition and help the patient live his life to the fullest.

The first step toward any disease treatment is the diagnosis, therefore it is best to get timely checkups done to keep any health issues under check. There are various blood and urine tests for the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes such as FBS, PPBS, and HB1.