What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin, while type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of insulin resistance and inadequate insulin production. Symptoms of diabetes can include increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and blurred vision.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
If you experience symptoms such as frequent urination, excessive thirst, unexplained weight loss, or blurry vision, it's time to see a doctor for a diabetes evaluation. A doctor can perform blood tests to diagnose diabetes and develop a personalized treatment plan. Treatment for diabetes can include medication (such as insulin and oral medications), dietary changes, and regular exercise. Managing diabetes is important to prevent complications such as nerve damage, kidney damage, and vision loss.