Understanding Diabetes

DiabetesPain -  a condition that causes blood sugar levels to become too high

What are the symptoms of diabetes? 

Diabetes is a condition that causes blood sugar levels to become too high. Symptoms of diabetes can include being very tired, feeling thirsty and drinking a lot, visiting the toilet often, losing weight and not knowing why, blurred vision, regular infections and slow healing.

Types of diabetes
There are 2 main types of diabetes; type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is also known as insulin-dependant diabetes. No insulin (which controls blood sugar levels) is produced naturally by the body so sufferers need to regularly inject themselves with insulin. Type 1 diabetics will need to do this for the rest of their life, as well as pay attention to their lifestyle to ensure they don't develop serious health problems.

Type 2 diabetes is the type that you can develop. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the body does not react to insulin (insulin resistance). You may be able to control it by diet or you may need medication. Weight and a healthy diet are very important to avoid diabetes developing or to manage the progress of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes occurs specifically in women during pregnancy.

How to treat diabetes
As mentioned above diabetes is treated by diet and lifestyle, as well as insulin or other medication. Therefore it is very important to visit your doctor to understand what you need. Diabetes can result in blindness, amputations and other serious problems if not controlled.

Type 2 diabetes is associated with being overweight, and can be improved by losing weight. If you find you need a little extra help, a fat binder could be the answer. This absorbs fats from your food and flushes them through so they are not stored in the body. The body then burns existing fat stores for energy. Medoslim weight loss tablets are a natural, clinically tested supplement that are suitable for diabetics and can help you lose up to 3kg.

Tower Health's - natural leg and foot pain treatments
Many people with diabetes suffer from foot and leg problems such as swelling and water retention, pain and cramps, ulcers. You may also suffer from a loss of feeling. Tower Health have a range of products which can help you with diabetes related foot and leg problems. These range from support stockings to circulation massagers which can improve blood flow and relieve discomfort.