We have heard either our friends or family members having diabetes. Why many Malaysian are diabetic. It knows of no age group. When we don’t look after our selves like proper eating, exercise, manage stress – we are looking for trouble.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat.
Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone. When your body turns the food you eat into energy (also called sugar or glucose), insulin is released to help transport this energy to the cells. Its chemical message tells the cell to open and receive glucose. If you produce little or no insulin, or are insulin resistant, too much sugar remains in your blood. Blood glucose levels are higher than normal for individuals with diabetes.
Types of Diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. This is because the pancreas cells that make insulin stop working. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown.
- Type 2 diabetes starts as insulin resistance. This means your body can’t use insulin efficiently. That stimulates your pancreas to produce more insulin until it can no longer keep up with demand. Insulin production decreases, which leads to high blood sugar. It most often occurs in adulthood, but because of high obesity rates, teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with this disease. Some people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.
Let’s see what the Symptoms of diabetic:
- Excessive thirst and hunger
- Frequent urination
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Dry, itchy skin
- Blurry vision
- Slow healing wounds
What is the true cause of a person getting diabetes? It can be from
- Over and late night eating habit
- Lack of exercise
We Malaysian take this disease lightly but it poses such a serious implication during aging and creates many complication due to high glucose level in blood. Wound will not heal properly, and most times if not treated carefully wound will result in gangrene and in many cases likely of amputation will occur. Therefore it is vital to manage our sugar intake and control stress. We must also learn how to relax and do exercises even as simple as walking for 30mins a day.