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What Causes Diabetes and the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Postby Angelina David » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:35 am

ImageTo discuss further, type I diabetes is less common or rarer than type II diabetes, it is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorder occurs when our immune system attacks or turns against the cells or the substances that are normally present in our system. The cause of this type of diabetes is still not clear. Some medical personnel say that it can be caused by environmental factors such as virus while others claim that it is through genetic inheritance. In the autoimmune condition, the immune system attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas which are the beta cells in the islets of Langerhans. When this happens the glucose in our body cannot enter the cells, thus increasing the glucose level in our system. Insulin is the one that allows glucose to enter our body cells. So, as a counter measure, people with this type I diabetes are required to have a regular injection of insulin. Also, type I diabetes is also known as insulin dependent diabetes.

Type II diabetes is the most prevalent type of diabetes. It is usually associated with age, lifestyle, physical fitness and activities, health back background and history, race and genetic make-up. The obese and the aged individuals with a history of diabetes in the family are often prone to acquiring this disorder, also the American race are more prone of acquiring it than other races. Several factors such as diet and physical inactivity can contribute to the development of this disease. The main cause of it is still under study but it is believed to be hereditary, so basically if your parents or siblings have diabetes it is more likely for you to have it as well unless you try to do some precautions to lessen the probability that you will acquire such. Like having a good diet and becoming physically fit. This type of diabetes is also called the non-insulin dependent diabetes. It is the type of diabetes wherein the cells in our body are resistant to insulin; they do not utilize it so there is a buildup of glucose in our blood and our body organs are depleted of glucose supply.
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Re: What Causes Diabetes and the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Postby Neenu » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:14 am

=One of the most common symptoms of diabetes is an urge of excessive thirst and frequent urination. This condition arises due to excessive secretion of fluids by the kidney that makes the body dehydrated, leading to a yearning for the essential amount of fluid in the body.
=An abnormal deviation in the weight is observed without any effort if one is suffering from diabetes. This is due to inability of body to absorb glucose and frequent urination.
=Due to abnormal increase in the levels of glucose, the blood vessels gets damaged and thus pulling out the fluid from the lenses of the eyes resulting in blurred vision or sometimes even blindness if ignored.
=Due to peripheral neuropathy, the circulation and proper functioning of sweat gland is hampered resulting in dry and itchy skin.
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