Suffering from diabetes with aging is at a high pace these days. Most people may get diabetes post 50 years of age due to hormonal imbalance. One thing which is true about diabetes is that it can be controlled and managed but cannot be cured. So, along with medications, it is important to make certain lifestyle changes in case of diabetes.
There are two types of Diabetes-
- Diabetes Type 1
Type 1 diabetes mainly is considered an autoimmune disorder that occurs in adolescents or young adults. It is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. This causes the inability of the body to produce insulin.
Type 1 diabetes is irreversible and has an unknown cause of auto-immunity.
- Diabetes Type 2
Type 2 diabetes may occur later in life and the body produces insulin but cannot use it effectively.
Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases and may affect the way in which the body regulates sugar levels.
People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin while people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin but are unable to respond to it.
Insulin plays a major role in the absorption of glucose and sugar levels in the bloodstream.
Nick Jonas has Type 1 Diabetes
Yes, this is true, that Nick Jonas has been suffering from Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 13 years. Singer Nick Jonas has revealed on social media platforms his existing condition in dealing with Type 1 Diabetes.
He also revealed social media platforms in the past about how he first noticed the signs of Diabetes Type 1
Hoping to help people identify, the star singer has shared his experience of early signs and common symptoms which he first faced at the age of 13.
The common signs and symptoms of diabetes are -
- Excessive thirst -Polydipsia
- Excessive hunger - Polyphagia
- Frequent urination - Polyuria
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Blurry vision
- Cuts and sores that do not heal
- Dry skin
- Getting fatigued easily
- Recurrent infections
- Irritability and mood changes
- Numbness of Hands and feet
According to the World Health Organization, around eleven million people are living with type 1 Diabetes.
Management of Diabetes
Diabetes can be controlled by certain lifestyle modifications such as -
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Monitoring your BMI
- Healthy diet with fruits and vegetables
- Avoiding sugary foods and packaged foods
- Taking anti-diabetic medications regularly