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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus: More commonly referred to as 'diabetes' - a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood. Diabetes is due to one of two mechanisms ...

Symptoms

• Frequent urination, especially waking up frequently in the night to go
• Increased thirst
• Increased hunger
• Constant bad breath
• Feeling tired, even after a good night’s sleep
• Blurry vision that changes from day to day
• Having cuts and wounds that are slow to heal
• Tingling, numbness or pain in your hands and feet
• Skin changes, such as sudden dark spots around the nape of your neck or under your armpits
• Getting frequent urinary tract, yeast or vaginal infections
• Losing or gaining weight without trying to
• Having frequent gum infections
• Feeling itchy all the time, due to yeast infections, dry skin or poor circulation.

Causes

• Heredity and family history
• Obesity
• Physical Inactivity
• Climate
• Genetic Mutations
• Hormone Disorder
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Hemochromatosis (blood creating too much iron)
• Pregnancy

More about Treatment

Diabetes mellitus: More commonly referred to as "diabetes" - a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood. Diabetes is due to one of two mechanisms:
Inadequate production of insulin (which is made by the pancreas and lowers blood glucose), orInadequate sensitivity of cells to the action of insulin.

The two main types of diabetes correspond to these two mechanisms and are called insulin dependent (type 1) and non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. In type 1 diabetes there is no insulin or not enough of it. In type 2 diabetes, there is generally enough insulin but the cells upon which it should act are not normally sensitive to its action.

Diabetes is diagnosed by blood glucose testing, the glucose tolerance test, and testing of the level of glycosylated hemoglobin (glycohemoglobin or hemoglobin A1C). The mode of treatment depends on the type of the diabetes.
The major complications of diabetes include dangerously elevated blood sugar, abnormally low blood sugar due to diabetes medications, and disease of the blood vessels which can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart.

The goal of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as safely possible. Since diabetes may greatly increase risk for heart disease and peripheral artery disease, measures to control blood pressure and cholesterol levels are an essential part of diabetes treatment as well.

People with diabetes must take responsibility for their day-to-day care. This includes monitoring blood glucose levels, dietary management, maintaining physical activity, keeping weight and stress under control, monitoring oral medications and, if required, insulin use via injections or pump.

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Top Doctors For Diabetes Treatment

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Dr. J. Dhivyalakshmi Endocrinology | Gender: Female | Experience: 7 years | Hospital: Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC)
Dr. Archana Juneja Endocrinology | Gender: Female | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Dr. Dheeraj Kapoor Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Dr. C. M. Batra Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Elif Karacanoğlu Endocrinology | Gender: Female | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Khalid Alghofaili Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Sudhanshu Dev Singh Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Ambanna Gowda Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 9 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. Yavuz Selim Demir Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 26 years | Hospital: Medicana International Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. Süleyman Ipekçi Endocrinology | Gender: Male | Experience: 18 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental

Top Hospitals For Diabetes Treatment

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Columbia Asia Hospital, Bengaluru Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Indi
Gleaneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai Gleneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai offers end-to-end clinical, surgical and diagnostic services. The
Peerless Hospital, Kolkata 400 bed Multi-Specialty Peerless Hospital & B.K.Roy Research Centre is build around the core princip
Ramesh Hospital, Vijayawada Ramesh Hospital’s Main Centre flagship unit, located in the heart of Vijayawada, has been offering
Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai SevenHills Group has over two decades of experience in the healthcare sector, and is known for provi
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