Diabetic Basics

What do you know about diabetes? Do you know enough to prevent it, or even what it is? Diabetes is a growing phenomenon in today’s society, and it isn’t just limited to the U.S.  Did you know there are several different types of diabetes? It’s important to understand the difference between them. Same goes for treatments that help people make better, educated decisions regarding care.

Here’s an alarming statistic; according to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, you probably know someone who has diabetes. Nearly 24 million people in the United States have diabetes. What’s so scary about that? Well, nearly 5 million of them don’t even know it.

What’s the big deal about diabetes? For starters, it seriously affects the way the body digests food. You see, food is broken down into a form of sugar found in the blood, called glucose. Glucose is the body’s main source of energy. However, for glucose to reach the body’s cells, the pancreas must create a hormone known as insulin. Without it, your body gets out of whack.

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Thirst
  • Increased appetite – some people with diabetes experience constant hunger, caused by the body’s craving for nutrients
  • Increased urination
  • Irritated gums or tenderness of the gums, skin infections, and/or bladder or yeast infections
  • Increased sense of fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing bruises or sores

Don’t mess around with diabetes. Learn about the condition, and where to find diabetes treatments that get you back on track. For more information about diabetes treatments, visit

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