What is diabetes?
Diabetes is the excess amount of sugar in the blood. This problem arises when the work of insulin gets disrupted. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. Insulin helps convert glucose into energy. At the same time, when its functioning is disrupted, then instead of converting into energy, glucose stagnates in the blood. When the level of glucose starts increasing in the blood, then the problem of diabetes arises.
Causes of Diabetes :
When food is digested and enters the bloodstream, a hormone called insulin pushes glucose out of the bloodstream and into cells. The function of glucose is to convert food into energy inside the body. If the body doesn’t have enough insulin to flush out glucose or insulin isn’t produced properly, the body has difficulty making energy from food. Because of this, the level of glucose in your body increases. This condition is called diabetic disease.
Symptoms of diabetes :
increased appetite and thirst
frequent urination and dry mouth
weight loss and fatigue
headache and irritability
slow wound healing and blurred vision
Decreased darkening of the skin in areas of the body such as nausea and skin infections (acanthosis nigricans)
bad breath that smells fruity, sweet, or acetone
tingling or numbness in the arms or legs
Retrograde Ejaculation and Low Testosterone (Low-T)
Decreased sex drive (decreased libido) and sexual dysfunction and sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise and/or not being physically active) and low testosterone in men
High blood pressure and high cholesterol
smoking and excess alcohol consumption
sleep deprivation and heart disease
Nerve damage and neuropathy (nerve pain) and kidney disease
Retinopathy (nerve damage in the eye and or blindness) and stroke
Peripheral vascular disease and yeast infection.
Ways to avoid diabetes:
Eat fewer sweets. Avoid eating sugary and refined carbohydrates.
Be active, exercise, and go for a walk in the morning and evening.
Drink more water. Avoid drinking sugary drinks and sodas. Avoid eating ice cream, and candies as well.
Lose weight and keep it under control.
Avoid smoking and taking alcohol.
Eat a high-fiber diet, and consume more protein.
Don’t let vitamin D deficiency happen. Because lack of vitamin D increases the risk of diabetes.