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10 Early Warning Signs Of Diabetes You Should Not Ignore

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. As of 2014, about 387 million people worldwide suffered from diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is either not producing enough insulin or the cells are not able to respond properly to the insulin produced. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes: Also known as juvenile diabetes, it occurs when the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin. It is considered an autoimmune disease. Factors that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes are family history, exposure to viral illnesses, the presence of damaging immune system cells in the body, and low vitamin D levels. Type 2 diabetes: This is the most common type of diabetes and occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to regulate the blood sugar or the cells are not able to use the insulin properly. Obesity, an inactive lifestyle, family history, aging, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels are some common risk factors for this type of diabetes. Gestational diabetes: This occ Continue reading >>

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  1. KEC1257

    How to bring down A1C?

    Just had my 1st follow up woth my Dr. since my T2 diagnosis in May. Weight down by 20 lb., A1C 6.1 (down from 6.4). He wants me to get my A1C below 6. I don't know in general what is an acceptable quantity of carbs to eat on a daily basis or how this can affect my A1C in the long run. I am scheduled for diabetic education in September but am ready to make changes now. Can anyone give me some advice?

  2. rhett t

    that's what I'm trying to do also. Please let me know when you find out. and I'll let you know

  3. Spirit63

    Does any one no where to buy a A1c kit please let me know

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