Symptoms Of Adult Diabetes
The symptoms of adult diabetes are connected to the body's inability to make insulin and the effects can be devastating. Insulin production defaults can wreak havoc on the body, and consequently the emotions, as well. Often those who have high glucose blood sugar levels do not recognize the signs that are most common, putting their health and bodies at risk for significant damage or illness. Diabetes affects people of all ages and is treated with a change in diet and medications. Those who may be indicating signs of high glucose levels, both children and adults, will need to consult with a doctor, getting information about the disease, how to properly care for the body, and what treatments should be addressed for long term health.
There are two different types of diabetes that can affect the body's production of glucose. Type one is when a person's body does not make enough insulin. When there is a lack on insulin, a product called glucose, which is where physical energy comes from, can build up in the blood stream instead of being utilized. High blood levels of glucose are what cause the major symptoms of adult diabetes. This is also one of the most prevalent symptoms of juvenile diabetes and can cause significant complications in childhood. This class of diabetes is not preventable and is not the result of eating poorly or the intake of too much sugar. For reasons not yet know, the symptoms of juvenile diabetes and type one adult diabetes are the results of the body misreading insulin and attacking insulin producing cells.
With type two, the body is unable to utilize the insulin that it does make, resulting in high glucose blood levels. Those who develop type 2 have a condition that has been in the making for a while and the body has built up an impaired tolerance for glucose. In the beginning stages of type two, the pancreas can keep up with the additional demands of the body by increasing insulin productions. But, over the course of time, the pancreas will lose its ability to over produce and glucose levels will begin to rise in the blood stream. Those who are overweight and who are inactive run higher risks for developing type 2 of this illness. Most commonly, people over the age of thirty exhibit type two symptoms of adult diabetes.
Both classes of this disease result in high glucose levels in the blood stream and will demonstrate similar symptoms. The symptoms of juvenile diabetes or type one, are classically: frequent or increased urination, and often bed wetting; a significant thirst, especially for sweetened drinks; the sudden loss of weight; irritability; and eye problems, most commonly blurred vision; and fatigue. An increase in hunger may also be among the symptoms of juvenile diabetes.
The signs of type two also include fatigue, or tiredness; an increase in urination, especially during the night; an upset stomach with nausea and vomiting; and an increased appetite, even though there has been a time of weight loss. The symptoms of adult diabetes in women may also include a disruption of the menstrual cycle. When this disease has been left untreated or unaddressed for a prolonged period of time, those who have developed type two may also experience some tingling sensations in the toes or fingers and notice other circulatory problems.
When a person is diagnosed with either a type one or a type two diabetic condition, he or she will want to address the high glucose levels found in the blood stream immediately. In some cases, as with type one, an immediate hospitalization may be necessary to get control of the condition. Diabetics are at risks for heart disease, blindness, kidney failures, and also they are at risk for amputations because of nerve damage. In sever cases of this disease, a person may also be at risk for a diabetic coma.
Having a child who is a diabetic or discovering that a family member may suffer with this disease can be traumatic. It is at times like these that God's people can turn to Him and rest in the security that He is in control of all things. In Him, we can find hope. "O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud does, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." (Psalm 31:23-24)
Those exhibiting any signs of this disease will want to seek immediate attention from a doctor. In the case of type two diabetes, the symptoms of adult diabetes may be managed with diet, weight loss, and exercise if discovered soon enough. Periodic testing and monitoring the blood sugar levels will be necessary for type one diabetics and may also be necessary for type two patients, depending upon the severity of the disease. It will be wise to get as much information as possible, coming to an understanding of the disease to properly care for the body and have hope for the future.