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About Diabetes Disease

November 17, 2008

Diabetes Information Has Many Sources
When a person is newly diagnosed as being diabetic many thoughts go through their mind, as well as numerous questions about the ailment. There are many good resources for obtaining diabetes information, not least of which is your medical care provider

Principal among the diabetes information you will want to have is what to do in case of emergency such as a hypoglycemic event, which is a sudden drop in blood sugar level, which if left untreated, could lead to unconsciousness or a coma. It is important that not only the diabetic understand what steps need to be taken, by those caring for them should know this as well. 🙂

While an exact cause of diabetes is unknown and how it affects a person is different for each, the basic symptoms are the same. There are two commonly known types of diabetes, Type I, when the body fails to produce enough insulin to do it job, and Type II, when the insulin is produced but does not function as it should. Most diabetes information refers to Type II being the most common form.

Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin, or to properly use the insulin produced to convert sugars and starch to energy for the body to burn as fuel. Diabetics require insulin to help their body perform this function and the amount of insulin and the method of ingestion will vary based on the diabetes information available for each patient.

Tracking Sugar Levels Necessary For Health

A person with diabetes must track the glucose level in the blood several times throughout the day to help establish a normal reading for them at different times. For example, it may be acceptable for sugar levels to be slightly elevated immediately after eating and if the level drops after a meal, there may be some cause for concern. Without the diabetes information based on that person’s history, it is not possible to know.

Keeping current on medical records can provide much needed diabetes information for medical professionals supplying emergency care. Not all medications can work together and knowing a person is a diabetic and what medications they are on because of it can eliminate the possibility of mixing incompatible medicines.

The American Diabetes Association along with the American Medical Association are also great resources for diabetes information and can refer those believing they have symptoms of diabetes to appropriate medical professionals.

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