Problems and Symptoms in Different Types of Diabetes

By: hunter
There are three different types of diabetes and each category has its own problems and symptoms that are specific to it. The first of these types of diabetes is Type 1, also known as "insulin dependent". This type of diabetes is called Juvenile diabetes because it manifests anytime in the first 30 years of someone's life. This type of diabetes needs to be controlled with the use of insulin, which must be given one or more times each day. Someone that has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes will have to maintain a strict diet of what they eat and they'll have to monitor their blood levels several times each day so that they know exactly where their blood sugar level is at.

If these blood sugar levels aren't carefully monitored and managed kidney damage can occur. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include thirst, an increase in urination, urine that seems to have a dark color to it, vision that is blurred, tingling in the feet and hands, and sudden loss of weight.

The second kind of diabetes is Type 2, also known as "non-insulin" diabetes. This type of diabetes will usually occur in the later years of someone's life. The cause is often poor health and poor nutrition. In most cases this type of diabetes doesn't require the use of insulin. The most important way to manage Type 2 diabetes is with a proper diet and exercise. It is vital that person's with Type 2 are under the care of a doctor who can help them to manage their health. Symptoms of Type 2 are thirst, an increase in urination, burred vision, stomach cramps, and sores that don't heal properly.

The third type of diabetes is Gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy. The mother to be will feel very tired, have frequent headaches, and experience dizziness. This type of diabetes will usually go away after the baby has been delivered but the mother will still require careful monitoring. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and conditions be sure to consult with your doctor.

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