Diabetes Symptoms and Treatment
|Diabetes Symptoms and Treatment|
Diabetes is the classic 21st century disease. Known as a medical condition for thousands of years, it has risen in Western countries to almost epidemic proportions in the last 50 years. According to the American Diabetic Association,
7% of the American population, 20.8 million children and adults, currently suffer from various forms of diabetes.
As research continues, more sub-types are discovered, and treatments become more specific, with many clinics specialising in diabetic treatment and prevention.
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Known as a medical condition for thousands of years, it has risen in Western countries to almost epidemic proportions in the last 50 years.
Type 1 Diabetes
It is believed to be caused by an immune reaction in which the
body destroys cells in the pancreas which produce insulin
Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes symptoms commonly experienced are more or less the
same for all types of diabetes. The difference is in the severity.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes which starts during pregnancy, in women who have not previously had high blood sugar.
literally, ‘the sweet siphon’. Recognised since early Greek times.