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What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

A person with high blood sugar levels is considered to have diabetes. This condition is caused under two circumstances. First, if the body isn’t producing sufficient insulin. Second, if the cells in the body fail to respond to the insulin being produced. Insulin is a hormone which converts carbohydrates such as starch and sugars into energy for the body. Obesity and genetics are two major factors that cause diabetes in adults.

Different Types of Diabetes

Diabetic conditions are of three types:

Type 1 Diabetes

In Type 1 diabetes, the patient’s body fails to produce insulin. It arises during early adulthood, and is also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes or early-onset diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

90% of diabetics are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It is a progressive condition where the insulin produced is insufficient, or the body fails to respond to the insulin produced. Obese people and those with a history of diabetes running in the family are more prone to develop Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women with high blood sugar levels and insufficient insulin being produced to transport the glucose to the rest of the body.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Some indicators and symptoms of diabetes (majorly Type 2) include:

· Frequent urination

· Excessive thirst

· Weight loss

· Increased hunger

· Fatigue

· Irritability

· Blurred vision

Advanced diabetes can have some serious impacts on the patients, such as loss of vision, retinopathy, and impotence.

Treating Diabetes

Once the patient has been diagnosed with diabetes, the physician must educate him about the most appropriate course of treatment and all possible value-adding factors that could increase his chances of controlling his blood sugar. The most crucial steps to be followed are:

· Eating healthy food as per the diet recommended

· Regular and consistent exercise

· Undergoing insulin therapy and diabetes medication as prescribed, without fail even for a single day

· Constant monitoring of blood sugar levels

Following these steps religiously will help keep a check on blood sugar levels, and reduce or eradicate further complications for the patient.

Negligent Treatment and Legal Aid

The physician must pay close attention to the patient’s medical history, allergies and other medications he is taking, to ensure that the diabetes drugs do not have a negative reaction on him, or become an over- or under-dosage. Insulin drugs and any other treatment must be administered carefully. Bariatric surgery must be prescribed only after thorough examination and ruling out all other treatment methods, surgeries carry their own risks, especially for diabetic.

One must be very careful while treating gestational diabetics, and make certain that the baby is not affected by the treatment. Negligence while treating diabetes is considered medical malpractice, and the healthcare provider can be legally made liable to compensate for the pain and financial loss undergone by the patient due to medical negligence.

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