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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention


Filipinos are fond of sweets. As a matter of fact, wherever you go, there are sweet delicacies in every region. Does Filipino sweet tooth equate to diabetes?   Last year, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM) stated that the estimated number of diabetics in the Philippines was at 7.3 million making the country a diabetes hotspot. There are about 500 Filipinos being diagnosed to have diabetes everyday.  Diabetes mellitus is a silent killer. Most diabetes patient die of kidney or heart failure due to complications from undiagnosed diabetes.  Many people has it but they are not aware until they had been diagnosed. The symptoms are also hardly noticeable and could be mistaken for other diseases. It is also hereditary in nature, hence, people with history of the disease in the family is advised to have a check-up just to make sure. If your both parents has diabetes, there is 40% chances that you can also acquire it. Sponsored Links {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS HERE} There are 4 known types of diabetes.   In type 1 diabetes (T1D) which affects 10% of the diabetes patients, the pancreas which is producing insulin is not properly doing its job. Insulin is needed to help absorb all the glucose, commonly known as sugar, into the muscle cells that need the energy through the bloodstream. If the glucose is not properly absorbed by the muscles, the sugar in the blood starts to elevate. The body will tend to get rid of the excess sugar through urination that is the reason why diabetic persons urinate more frequently than normal.  Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common type affecting 90% of diabetes population. It usually affects people over 40 years old for the westerners. Asians ages 25 above is susceptible to T2D. The symptoms are very minimal and the persons that have it could take 5 or even 10 years and they can live seemingly normal before they could know that they are affected. in this case, the pancreas is working normally to produce insulin but the body could not absorb it due to fat build up which blocks the insulin from delivering the glucose into the muscle cells through bloodstream, thus, the blood sugar rises. However, it could be corrected through weight loss and medication.  Gestational Diabetes occurs with pregnant women who experience rise in sugar level during pregnancy, however, the disease also subside eventually after giving birth.  The 4th type is caused by anything that could happen to the pancreas making it unable to produce enough insulin.  Symptoms Both types of diabetes has similar symptoms. —Frequent urination  —Thirst  —Tiredness  —Thrush or itchy genitals  —Blurred vision  —Slow healing of wounds  —Weight loss  Prevention  To avoid diabetes:  —If you are overweight, you need to consider losing a few pounds.  —Increase physical activity.  —Reduce food intake and observe a healthy diet. —Guard your cholesterol level. Advertisement For people with type 1 diabetes, insulin supply could come from consuming insulin rich foods. Just recently, a plant that is literally called "insulin plant" has been proven by studies to contain a high concentration of insulin that could help diabetes patients. Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern part of Brazil (Bahia and Espirito Santo). Indians, has been using it in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported anti-diabetic properties.     {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
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Filipinos are fond of sweets. As a matter of fact, wherever you go, there are sweet delicacies in every region.
Does Filipino sweet tooth equate to diabetes? 
 Last year, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM) stated that the estimated number of diabetics in the Philippines was at 7.3 million making the country a diabetes hotspot. There are about 500 Filipinos being diagnosed to have diabetes everyday.

Diabetes mellitus is a silent killer. Most diabetes patient die of kidney or heart failure due to complications from undiagnosed diabetes.  Many people has it but they are not aware until they had been diagnosed. The symptoms are also hardly noticeable and could be mistaken for other diseases. It is also hereditary in nature, hence, people with history of the disease in the family is advised to have a check-up just to make sure. If your both parents has diabetes, there is 40% chances that you can also acquire it.
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In type 1 diabetes (T1D) which affects 10% of the diabetes patients, the pancreas which is producing insulin is not properly doing its job. Insulin is needed to help absorb all the glucose, commonly known as sugar, into the muscle cells that need the energy through the bloodstream. If the glucose is not properly absorbed by the muscles, the sugar in the blood starts to elevate. The body will tend to get rid of the excess sugar through urination that is the reason why diabetic persons urinate more frequently than normal.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common type affecting 90% of diabetes population. It usually affects people over 40 years old for the westerners. Asians ages 25 above is susceptible to T2D. The symptoms are very minimal and the persons that have it could take 5 or even 10 years and they can live seemingly normal before they could know that they are affected.
in this case, the pancreas is working normally to produce insulin but the body could not absorb it due to fat build up which blocks the insulin from delivering the glucose into the muscle cells through bloodstream, thus, the blood sugar rises. However, it could be corrected through weight loss and medication.

Gestational Diabetes occurs with pregnant women who experience rise in sugar level during pregnancy, however, the disease also subside eventually after giving birth.

The 4th type is caused by anything that could happen to the pancreas making it unable to produce enough insulin.

Symptoms
Both types of diabetes has similar symptoms.
—Frequent urination 
—Thirst
 —Tiredness 
—Thrush or itchy genitals
 —Blurred vision 
—Slow healing of wounds
 —Weight loss

Prevention
Filipinos are fond of sweets. As a matter of fact, wherever you go, there are sweet delicacies in every region. Does Filipino sweet tooth equate to diabetes?   Last year, the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM) stated that the estimated number of diabetics in the Philippines was at 7.3 million making the country a diabetes hotspot. There are about 500 Filipinos being diagnosed to have diabetes everyday.  Diabetes mellitus is a silent killer. Most diabetes patient die of kidney or heart failure due to complications from undiagnosed diabetes.  Many people has it but they are not aware until they had been diagnosed. The symptoms are also hardly noticeable and could be mistaken for other diseases. It is also hereditary in nature, hence, people with history of the disease in the family is advised to have a check-up just to make sure. If your both parents has diabetes, there is 40% chances that you can also acquire it. Sponsored Links {INSERT 2-3 PARAGRAPHS HERE} There are 4 known types of diabetes.   In type 1 diabetes (T1D) which affects 10% of the diabetes patients, the pancreas which is producing insulin is not properly doing its job. Insulin is needed to help absorb all the glucose, commonly known as sugar, into the muscle cells that need the energy through the bloodstream. If the glucose is not properly absorbed by the muscles, the sugar in the blood starts to elevate. The body will tend to get rid of the excess sugar through urination that is the reason why diabetic persons urinate more frequently than normal.  Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common type affecting 90% of diabetes population. It usually affects people over 40 years old for the westerners. Asians ages 25 above is susceptible to T2D. The symptoms are very minimal and the persons that have it could take 5 or even 10 years and they can live seemingly normal before they could know that they are affected. in this case, the pancreas is working normally to produce insulin but the body could not absorb it due to fat build up which blocks the insulin from delivering the glucose into the muscle cells through bloodstream, thus, the blood sugar rises. However, it could be corrected through weight loss and medication.  Gestational Diabetes occurs with pregnant women who experience rise in sugar level during pregnancy, however, the disease also subside eventually after giving birth.  The 4th type is caused by anything that could happen to the pancreas making it unable to produce enough insulin.  Symptoms Both types of diabetes has similar symptoms. —Frequent urination  —Thirst  —Tiredness  —Thrush or itchy genitals  —Blurred vision  —Slow healing of wounds  —Weight loss  Prevention  To avoid diabetes:  —If you are overweight, you need to consider losing a few pounds.  —Increase physical activity.  —Reduce food intake and observe a healthy diet. —Guard your cholesterol level. Advertisement For people with type 1 diabetes, insulin supply could come from consuming insulin rich foods. Just recently, a plant that is literally called "insulin plant" has been proven by studies to contain a high concentration of insulin that could help diabetes patients. Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern part of Brazil (Bahia and Espirito Santo). Indians, has been using it in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported anti-diabetic properties.     {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
To avoid diabetes:
 —If you are overweight, you need to consider losing a few pounds. 
—Increase physical activity. 
—Reduce food intake and observe a healthy diet.
—Guard your cholesterol level.
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For people with type 1 diabetes, insulin supply could come from consuming insulin rich foods. Just recently, a plant that is literally called "insulin plant" has been proven by studies to contain a high concentration of insulin that could help diabetes patients. Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name fiery costus or spiral flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern part of Brazil (Bahia and Espirito Santo). Indians, has been using it in Ayurvedic medicine for its purported anti-diabetic properties.



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