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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... 

Types of Diabetes

In Type 1 diabetes (also called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent –    IDDM diabetes), the body completely stops producing insulin. It is not known why Type 1 diabetes occurs but it is believed that genetic, environmental factors and possibly viruses are involved. This form of diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes was also previously known as juvenile diabetes or ketosis-prone diabetes.