If you asked the majority of people they probably wouldn't know that feline diabetes exists. If you are a cat owner then you may want to get to know a bit more about the condition. There are many theories as to why more cats are suffering from diabetes but there some that are right under our noses. What cats should be eating Cats were never meant to be domesticated and eating the dry food that is manufactured for them these days.
Diabetes mellitus or more commonly known as diabetes is a condition where a person has a high level of blood sugar. This disease can have fatal Implications but it can easily be prevented. The easiest way prevent it is by changing diet and having regular exercise. Regular exercise is one of the proven ways of preventing diabetes. Exercise increases the metabolism rate of the body to absorb, use and turn glucose into energy making blood sugar level normal.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of Americans, and that number is going to astronomically grow as the baby boomer generation ages further. Complications associated with diabetes can be devastating, and can lead to organ failure and even death. Foot-related complications in particular are very common in diabetes, and unfortunately cause the majority of leg amputations performed by surgeons.
Okay, the question about the likelihood of falling into a coma must cross every diabetics mind. The good news is, you are not very likely to fall into a coma. The bad news is, there is a realistic possibility of such an occurrence coming about. Unfortunately, the blood sugar of a diabetic is not as normalized as that of a non-diabetic person, so there is the possibility of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia taking effect.
Home glucose testing has become a mainstay of the management of diabetes for many patients. In type 1 diabetes, where knowing your blood sugar helps you to know how much insulin to inject prior to each meal, this is a key part of controlling diabetes. In type 2 diabetes most patients do not adjust their medication daily based on their blood sugar numbers, and so frequent home testing does not lead to direct management decisions.
An overweight person with Diabetes Type II or also called non-insulin dependent diabetes still makes insulin inside the body but it responds abnormally. The cells become insulin resistance, making it unable to absorb glucose from our blood. The excess glucose is stuck in our blood causing our blood sugar to rise sending the wrong signal to the pancreas to make even more insulin.
Ever since the Civil War ended, diabetes, be it Type 1 or Type 2, has become the number one cause of losing a leg. Pardon the gallows humor, but this subject is a little morbid. However, there is hope of keeping your feet healthy, and walking around for the rest of your natural life. And it's a lot more hope than you have of winning the lottery, so stay cool.
Many diabetics, those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, ask about their likelihood of going blind. There is a realistic chance that you could go blind from diabetes. It's called diabetic retinopathy, and it comes about because one's blood sugar goes out of whack. If it continues for a long time, the symptoms become progressively worse, until there is essentially no vision left.
Insulin is the one treatment for Type 2 diabetes that always, at least eventually, lowers blood sugar levels, although some diabetics require more than others. It's always injected. There's no way you can get it in a pill. Many Type 2 diabetics erroneously believe that having to take shots once a day or even up to four or five times a day, is a sign of failure to manage their disease.
If you read the statistics, they don't bode well for the modern world's adult population. According to recent reports, more than 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes: 7.8% of the population have diabetes 17.9 million are confirmed diabetics 5.7 million people are undiagnosed and 57 million people are prediabetic. And when you couple that with the fact that 2 out of 3 adult Americans are either overweight or obese (which are both warning signs and contributing factors to Type 2 diabetes), the situation is looking more dire with each passing year.