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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... 

What Happens in Case of Type 2 Diabetes?

In some cases of type 2 diabetes, by weight loss and regular exercise, blood glucose can become normal. The patient may interpret that his diabetes is cured. However, as gradually the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin or the body’s cells become more resistant to insulin’s effects, the patients blood glucose rise, resulting in frank diabetes again. Therefore, if weight loss, exercise and changes in eating result in normal blood glucose, it doesn’t mean that the diabetes...