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Can We Differentiate two Types of Diabetes on the Basis of Symptoms?

It is difficult to differentiate between the two types of diabetes on the basis of symptoms alone. However, following pointers can be used for differentiation: * Overweight or obese are more likely to have type 2 diabetes. * Patients who suddenly develop signs of diabetes, such as frequent urination, unusual thirst and hunger and weight loss and are a young adult or child, are more likely to have type 1 diabetes. * Thin patients with ketones in urine, are more likely to have type I diabetes. *... 

Diagnosis Of Diabetes Terms You Should Know

Diagnosis of Diabetes: Terms you should know * Symptom: A manifestation that is suggestive of the disease. Example: frequent urination is a symptom of diabetes. * Asymptomatic: Having no complaints. * Hyperglycemia: High blood glucose levels (generally, 160 mg/dl or above). * Polydipsia: Excessive thirst. * Polyphagia: Eating again and again. * Polyuria: Frequent urination. * Overt Diabetes: When signs of diabetes are obvious. * mg/dl: Milligrams per deciliter. It is also referred as mg%. Blood glucose... 

Eating Food That’s Rich In Water, Potato & Rice

Advantages of eating foods rich in water content: Nearly 80% of human body is composed of water. The fluids perform the most essential functions of supplying nutrients and carrying waste products from every cell of the body. A cell cannot function if it is loaded with waste products. Water is best solvent known to man and it can dissolve maximum number of solids in it. It is the best medium for dissolving and excreting waste from the body. If we analyse our diet, we will realise that we eat a diet,... 

All you need to know about diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that evolves over time, and which is manifested by increasing glucose and the appearance of sugar in the urine. For this reason the patient feels the need to drink plenty of fluids, has an excessive appetite and urinate large quantities of liquid. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disease and is characterized by complications, which develops over time and affects the eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels. These symptoms may occur suddenly in patients younger... 

Screening For Diabetes

As type 2 diabetes may be asymptomatic in many cases, it is important to have a high index of suspicion, for the early diagnosis of diabetes. In the following conditions, investigation for diabetes is a must: * All persons manifesting any of the following signs and symptoms: frequent thirst, frequent urination, always hungry, weight loss in spite of adequate food intake, undue tiredness and fatigue, tingling or numbness in the extremities, burning feet, generalised itching, itching of genitals, penile...