Diabetes is a condition where sugar levels are high in the blood. When we eat our body coverts carbohydrates into sugar for the cells to use for energy. In order for the cells to take in this sugar our body produces a hormone called insulin. The pancreas responds to sugar in the blood and produce insulin. If this process is affected it leads to diabetes.
They are two types of diabetes:
Type 1: the body is not able to produce any insulin.
Type 2: the body produces small amount of insulin or ineffective insulin.
- Feeling Thirsty
- Increased Urination Frequency
- Feeling Very Tired
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Recurring Thrush
NHS has a self assessment check based on diabetes risk score to help people establish the risk of developing a form of diabetes. NHS Self Assessment
Untreated diabetes is very dangerous. It can lead to the damage of so many vital organs such as the heart, eyes and kidneys.
If you exhibit any of the symptoms above please contact your doctor or local pharmacy to carryout a diabetes test.
You can also read about useful tips on managing diabetes