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November 19th, 2011

Types of Diabetes

Pre-diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome: WARNING SIGNS:
The metabolic syndrome is a group of disorders and other diseases, including high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol that increase your risk of developing diabetes. Researches believe insulin resistance-when your body’s cells can’t use insulin properly-to be a major cause.
Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar levels are high but not yet in the diabetic range. Losing weight, eating a healthy diet and getting enough physical activity can help prevent you from developing diabetes.
There are two major kinds of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes:
The pancreas (a gland behind the stomach) makes little or no insulin. Insulin acts like a key to help cells use blood sugar. People with type 1 diabetes need daily insulin shots, along with a proper diet and exercise to stay healthy.
Type 2 diabetes:
The pancreas make some insulin, but either it is not enough or the cells do not use it correctly. Some people with type 2 diabetes can control their blood sugar levels wit proper diet and exercise. Other will need insulin or other diabetes medications such as pills, along with proper diet and exercise.
There is a third kind of diabetes called Gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes affects pregnant women only, and it usually ends after the baby is born. Some women with gestational diabetes may develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
Next week, Causes and sings of diabetes. Diabetic care, eating healthy and blood sugar monitoring.
Stay Healthy.

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