DIABETES is a life-long health condition which affects around 3.5 million people in the UK. Experts estimate there are up to 549,000 people living with diabetes who don't know it yet. But what is it exactly and what are the differences between the two types? What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition caused by high levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood. Glucose levels are so high because the body is unable to properly use it. In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas and allows glucose to enter the cells in the body, where it's used for energy. What are the signs to look out for with diabetes? Common signs you may have diabetes include: going to the toilet a lot, especially at night being really thirsty feeling more tired than usual losing weight without trying to genital itching or thrush cuts and wounds that take longer to heal blurred vision The … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of diabetes and what are the main differences between type 1 and type 2?
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Today is World Diabetes Day 2018 - a day which aims to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the lives of diabetes patients and their families. A diagnosis of diabetes can be very overwhelming. From managing the condition around work and travel, to adapting your diet, to explaining it to friends and loved ones, there’s a lot to think about. So if you are living with diabetes, you’ll know just how much talking to someone else in the same boat can help. Brigstowe, in partnership with Bristol Community Health, are trying to make this easier. Peer mentoring Living with Type 2 diabetes and want to help others? Brigstowe is looking for people living with Type 2 diabetes who can listen, share experiences and motivate others also living with this condition. The charity is extending the benefits of its successful Peer Support model for people newly diagnosed or struggling with their HIV diagnosis. Diabetes is a long-term health condition that needs constant … [Read more...] about This Bristol charity needs help from people with type 2 diabetes
DIABETES symptoms include frequent urination and unexplained weight loss. But this common yeast infection is a lesser-known symptom in men and women. By Laura Mitchell / Published 15th October 2018 GETTY WARNING SIGN: Recurring thrush could be a symptom of type-2 diabetes (Pic: GETTY) Diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels rise too high.It is estimated that more than 4 million people in the UK have diabetes. Of those diagnosed, 90% suffer with type-2 diabetes while the remaining 10% have type-1.With type-2 diabetes the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin.The condition is often linked to being overweight or inactive and can be controlled and prevented through diet and lifestyle changes.While many of the symptoms of type-1 and type-2 diabetes are the same, there are some which are exclusive to type-2. GETTY SYMPTOM: Both men and women can experience thrush (Pic: GETTY) One of the … [Read more...] about Type-2 diabetes symptoms: This common yeast infection could be an early warning sign
DIABETES is a serious condition – and knowing the difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is incredibly important. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 5th October 2018 Diabetes is caused by having too much glucose (sugar) in the blood.Currently more people than ever have diabetes, and more than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.In fact, if nothing changes it is estimated more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.The serious condition can lead to serious heart damage, or problems with eyes, feet and kidneys.Therefore it is crucial to know how to spot diabetes. Related Articles Type-2 diabetes: Avoiding THIS food type can help to reduce blood sugar levels Sugar levels: How much sugar is in energy drinks? Which energy drink has the most sugar? Can fruit juice INCREASE type-2 diabetes risk? Expert reveals all What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?Both types of diabetes affect the way … [Read more...] about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms and difference between both explained
A medically supervised low-calorie diet is proving to be successful at reversing type 2 diabetes, but is it the answer for all patients, asks Áilín QuinlanAFTER more than 20 years struggling to manage type 2 diabetes with a heavy schedule of medication including three different types of insulin, Phyllis Bacon was confronted by a grim choice:“I could either die or end up in a wheelchair,” recalls the 58-year-old upholsterer who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 32 and who, by her late 50s, was on three different kinds of insulin as well as medication for blood pressure, cholesterol and pain.It was time, she decided, to change the way she lived her life. Last May, Phyllis embarked on a medically supervised 600 calorie-per-day diet and was taken off the insulin.It’s early days yet, says the Kilbarrack, Dublin, resident, but she already feels significantly better.Type 2 diabetes, which was once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent … [Read more...] about Sweet nothings: Can a very low-calorie diet reverse type 2 diabetes