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Type 2 Diabetes – Associated Symptoms and Conditions

* Lens in the eyes becomes gradually opaque (Cataracts) The reason for the appearance of these symptoms are: Fatigue: In diabetes, the body is not able to utilize glucose. Therefore, the body starts using fat as a source of energy. This process is not efficient. The result is feeling of fatigue or constant tiredness. Excessive thirst (polydipsia): In order to counteract high blood sugar levels body tries to dilute the high blood sugar back to normal levels. The body encourages more water consumption... 

Management of Diabetes

Terms you should know Control of Diabetes: Maintaining glucose (sugar) level in the blood at optimal levels. Honeymoon Period: The period of time in diabetics during which the blood glucose levels improve to normal or near-normal levels. It is referred as honeymoon period because the diabetic can enjoy the freedom from insulin injections only once and that too for a short period. Management of diabetes is in a holistic manner, at all levels of the being: physical, emotional and mental. It is important... 

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. * People... 

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... 

Blood glucose meter testing tips Part 2

What Precautions are to be Observed Before Using Test Strips? * Are the strips fresh? Look for expiry date. Look for colour changes on the strip pad, which can indicate chemical spoilage. * Are the strips properly stored? Avoid exposing the strips to light. * Are you spending the time to calibrate your meter to each new batch of test strips? There are variations from one batch to another. How to Test Whether the Glucometer is Working Properly or Not? 1. The meter should be tested every month using...