Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. The agency reports 34.5 million Americans, or 10% of the population, have diabetes.
The disease exacts a terrible human toll. Diabetes is the leading cause of:– Blindness in working adults.– Non-traumatic lower limb amputations.– End-stage kidney failure.
Types of DiabetesType 2 diabetes is most common. 95% of diabetics have Type 2. Non-insulin-dependent diabetes is this type.
Autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes. It happens when beta cells in the pancreas don't produce enough insulin. Insulin converts sugar from carbs into energy, stores glucose for later use, and regulates blood sugar levels.
Gestational diabetes only affects pregnant women with high blood sugar during pregnancy.
Prediabetes. Over 84 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. Prediabetes often leads to Type 2 diabetes in five years if untreated.
Humans are complex machines. Type 2 diabetesSigns and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include:– Increased thirst.– Frequent urination.– Increased hunger.– Unintended weight loss.– Fatigue.– Blurred vision. in harmony.
Type 1 diabetes– Extreme hunger.– Unintended weight loss.– Irritability and other mood changes.– Fatigue and weakness.– Blurred vision.– Increased thirst.– Frequent urination.