Breaking Down the Silence of Diabetes

When Indians think of diabetes, it is too often associated with old age, lack of exercise or poor dietary habits. It is commonly seen as disease of negligence and its treatment an inconvenience. What people most often fail to recognize, is that diabetes has its subtypes and can affect a broad spectrum of individuals with varying degrees of severity.Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is by far the most common type to affect the general Indian population Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Symptoms may also include increased hunger, feeling tired, and sores that do not heal. Often symptoms come on slowly, with proper management and relatively long period of time for detection, disease management can yield great results. Most people can live a relatively normal lifestyle keeping in mind medication, dietary considerations and moderate exercise. However, Diabetes happens to have a diabolical cousin, that isn’t that well understood

It’s called Type 1 Diabetes and here is why you should be concerned, diabetic or not.Type 1 primarily affects children and young adults. And since children are unaware of the signs and symptoms of the disease, they are more likely to suffer from it undiagnosed leading to serious long term health complications

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