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Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

Type 1 diabetes develops gradually, but the symptoms may seem to come on suddenly. If you notice that you or your child have several of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment to see the doctor. Here’s why symptoms seem to develop suddenly: something triggers the development of type 1 diabetes (researchers think it’s a viral infection—read this article on what causes type 1 diabetes, and the body loses its ability to make insulin. However, at that point, there’s still insulin in the body so glucose levels are still normal. Over time, a decreasing amount of insulin is made in the body, but that can take years. When there’s no more insulin in the body, blood glucose levels rise quickly, and these symptoms can rapidly develop: Extreme weakness and/or tiredness Extreme thirst—dehydration Increased urination Abdominal pain Nausea and/or vomiting Blurry vision Wounds that don’t heal well Irritability or quick mood changes Changes to (or loss of) menstruation There are also signs of type 1 diabetes. Signs are different from symptoms in that they can be measured objectively; symptoms are experienced and reported by the patient. Signs of type 1 diabetes include: Weight Continue reading >>

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  1. Sushrut Sonkusale

    Because Indians dont do any exercise, nor they play any outdoor games. India dont have any free spaces,grounds,sport complexes,collage sports like western countries. Thus due to our unhealthy lifestyle we are number 1 in diabetes. You can see on indian streets that very few indians looks physically fit.Indian schools never teach to students the importance of sports and exercise and most of the indians thinks that their final aim is to earn money.

  2. Mario Clark

    Diabetes is also beginning to appear much earlier in life in India, meaning that chronic long-term complications are becoming more common. The implications for the Indian healthcare system are enormous.

  3. Ashish Ranjan

    First of all as a nation we are not the ones with highest incidence rate (%age population affected with a disease). In the current ranking for incidence rates we are at Rank 79, with an incidence rate of ~9%. However if you multiply it with our population it turns out to be a very big number.
    But an incidence rate of ~9% is not less by any means and the cause of all this is mostly the sedentary lifestyle that has come with the modern way of living, accessibility to fast foods and rising cases of obesity.
    Type-2 diabetes as such is a lifestyle disease and is mostly diagnosed in people who are obese and do not have a active lifestyle.
    So along with the billion of dollars and another billion of jobs that the modern day trade has brought to India it has also brought a lot of desk jobs and sedentary lifestyle for Indians and the result is the higher incidence rate for diabetes.
    So grab out your running shoes and start an active life and not Insulin

    Credit: Incidence rate copied from Prevalence of Diabetes in the World, 2013

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