Author: Rick White
Learning that I had diabetes was devastating. But learning to deal with it was another thing entirely. I really did not understand what diabetes really was though. I had seen it of course but I was unsure what it meant to have it. I had seen it around me and it was in my family, but I did not know what someone had to deal with every day having to live with this disease.
After first coming to grips with it, I knew I had to learn more about it and how I was going to deal with it. I knew that it was a dangerous disease and that it could be a crippling disease and that it could even be a killer. It can be the mother of all diseases in the world, but I was determined to learn more about it.
So exactly what is diabetes? Well it is where the body is incapable of producing enough insulin to do what it is suppose to do. The main job of insulin is to break down sugar in the bloodstream. Their our two types yet various levels that are considered. Diabetes includes Diabetes Insipidus and Mellitus, they are usually more commonly referred to as type I and type ll.
The Insipidus form is where your body is incapable of producing enough insulin to do what is required for it to do. This type can be treated, usually being treated with medications, exercise, and a strict diet. These treatments usually keep this type of diabetes in control. Mellitus is a different story, there are five different forms of this type. Each one of these types result in total disruption to the system, The body can not function normally under these types, the body can not act normally and take care of it naturally. When this happens, this form of the disease requires that a person to take insulin shots as a treatment.
Most people that usually come face to face with this dreaded disease, the first thing that sets in is fear. We most often do not think about diabetes until we know someone that is affected by it. This is when most people will start to question the disease. The biggest and most often asked question, is how would I know if I have diabetes or not. Well the answer is there are a lot of signs to look for.
First and foremost, someone should take a look at your family history, diabetes can and often times is hereditary. If you know someone in your immediate family, if you think you have the signs for diabetes you need to be tested. Other symptoms differ from individual to individual.
Some of the most common signs are normal ones such as a thirst that is unable to be quenched, and frequent urination. There also can be pains or weakness that are not normally present in your normal everyday life.
My first experience with the disease was some of the typical symptoms like the being thirsty all the time. I ignored this by dismissing it as stress from work and being dehydrated. That was my first big no-no, all that I did was make things worst by downing sports drinks which we all know is mainly sugar. My next symptom was a strange one to me, that was my legs felt like they weighed a ton. I could hardly walk, let alone trying to jump which I tried to do and could not understand. Needless to say this one really scared me, I thought there was something really major was wrong. Well there was something major, it was this disease.
I give you my story to give you an idea of some of the things that you should always be on the lookout for if you are concerned about diabetes. This is something I deal with everyday like a lot of other people. But I live well and i have learned to take care of myself. I hope I can be of help to someone. I will follow up with more on this disease, because it has become very important to me.
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