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Diabetic Care

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.

Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.

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There are a few different types of diabetes:

Symptom of Diabetes

Diabetes symptoms are caused by rising blood sugar.

The general symptoms of diabetes include:


  • Increased hunger

  • Increased thirst

  • Weight loss

  • Frequent urination

  • Blurry vision

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Sores that don’t heal

Symptoms in Men


In addition to the general symptoms of diabetes, men with diabetes may have a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), and poor muscle strength.

Symptoms in Women


Women with diabetes can also have symptoms such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and dry, itchy skin.

How to prevent Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes isn’t preventable because it’s caused by a problem with the immune system.

Some causes of type 2 diabetes, such as your genes or age, aren’t under your control either.

Yet many other diabetes risk factors are controllable. Most diabetes prevention strategies involve making simple adjustments to your diet and fitness routine.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, here are a few things you can do to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes:

  1. Get at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercises, such as walking or cycling.

  2. Cut saturated and trans fats, along with refined carbohydrates, out of your diet.

  3. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  4. Eat smaller portions.

  5. Try to lose 7 percent Trusted Source of your bodyweight if you’re overweight or obese.

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