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Symptoms and Types of diabetes

    Types of diabetes

    There are different types of diabetes, all types are complex and serious. The three main types of diabetes are:

    1. Type 1 – Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

    • Low body temperature
    • Weight loss—despite eating more
    • Reduced blood pressure
    • Rapid heart rate

    2. Type 2 – A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

    • Blurred vision
    • Unusual thirst
    • Extreme hunger
    • Recurring urination
    • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
    • Recurring infections
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Irritability

    3. Gestational diabetes – Gestational diabetes mellitus (sometimes referred to as GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born. It is diagnosed when higher than normal blood glucose levels first appear during pregnancy.

    • Dry mouth
    • Very thirsty
    • Feel tired
    • Recurring infections
    • Blurred vision

    In type 1 diabetes, symptoms are often sudden and can be life-threatening; therefore it is usually diagnosed quite quickly. In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, and most of signs can go unnoticed being seen as part of getting older.


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