Type-2 diabetes is a commonly encountered lifestyle disease in today’s ‘fast-moving’ world.
It is a lifelong disease that keeps your body from using insulin the way it should. However, it is highly manageable. Good dietary habits, adequate physical activity, and lifestyle management help is getting good control over diabetes which thereby helps people to avoid any complications which may arise as a result of uncontrolled diabetes.
What are the signs and symptoms of Diabetes?
1.) Polyuria- Frequent urination
2.) Polydipsia- Excessive thirst
3.) Polyphagia- Excessive hunger
4.) Unexplained weight loss
5.) Increased fatigue
6.) Blurred vision
7.) Frequent infections
8.) Poor wound healing
9.) Dry itchy skin
10.) Numbness or tingling in hands, feet
Can Diabetes be Prevented?
Yes, diabetes can be delayed and prevented.
Following simple lifestyle measures can reduce the future risk of diabetes:
1.) Physical activity
2.) Healthy diet habits
3.) Smoking and alcohol cessation
4.) Follow-up counseling and yearly monitoring
Why should Diabetes be Treated?
Maintaining normal blood glucose levels is extremely important to reduce the following complications associated with diabetes:1.) Retinopathy- An eye disease
2.) Nephropathy- Kidney disease
3.) Heart disease
5.) Diabetic foot
It is important to get good control over the blood glucose levels to attain good control over the disease. The upcoming blogs would be centered towards the dietary pattern and exercise most suitable for diabetics, in order to help people get complete guidance over disease prevention and management.
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