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What if you were pre-diabetic without knowing it? Here are the 5 symptoms that never deceive …

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According to the updated data of the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Health Surveillance (INVS) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in France 5.1 million people are diabetic (8% of population). And in the world, 1 person dies every 7 seconds because of diabetes!

These scary figures will certainly challenge you and make you pay more attention to your health. If you notice these 5 symptoms and are obese and inactive, watch your blood glucose levels to prevent diabetes.

What is diabetes ?
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which blood glucose levels remain high because cells can not absorb glucose either because of low insulin production or insulin’s inability to promote glucose uptake . Depending on these factors that lead to high blood sugar, diabetes can be classified into type 1 and type 2.

Type 1: Type 1 diabetes affects about 5 to 10% of the diabetic population, especially those under 30 years of age. In this chronic, often hereditary, autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system destroys the beta cells responsible for producing insulin. As a result, it is necessary to take daily doses of insulin.
Type 2: Type 2 diabetes is much more common. It affects about 90% of people with diabetes and causes symptoms in people over 40 years of age. This type of diabetes is characterized by a state of insulin resistance during which certain organs block the entry of insulin. This encourages the body to produce more insulin in order to maintain a stable blood sugar level. Over the years, the pancreas becomes unable to produce a sufficient amount of insulin leading to insulin-deficiency.
The symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are similar because in the end, both types of diabetes are characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). The only difference is the symptoms appear quickly in type 1 diabetes, while they only appear after years of type 2 diabetes.

What are the main symptoms of diabetes not to be missed?

What are the main symptoms of diabetes not to be missed?

1. Frequent need to urinate:
This need occurs because the body’s cells can not absorb glucose, and the kidneys try to eliminate as much glucose as possible. As a result, you evacuate more than 5 liters of urine a day.

2. The thirst:
The loss of water due to the frequent need to urinate encourages you to consume a large amount of water to compensate for the loss of fluid.

3. Fatigue:
Since cells can not absorb glucose, they can not produce energy either, which makes you tired.

4. Weight loss:
When the body can not burn glucose, it begins to burn its fat reserves and muscles, causing weight loss and loss of muscle mass.

5. Genital irritation:
The high glucose content in the urine makes the genital area more likely to develop infections, resulting in itching and swelling.
How to manage diabetes on a daily basis?
Diabetes is not curable, but it is certainly manageable. While type 2 can be managed by a good low glucose and fat diet, and regular physical activity as well as medication. The type 1 can be managed with regular insulin injections.

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