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Diabetes Blood Tests

Kerry Ng

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Diabetes is an incurable disease which is caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. When a person has diabetes, he or she will not be able to break down the sugar in the blood on their own. To break down the sugar, extra insulin will be needed at regular intervals, and a special diet to control the blood sugar level in the body is recommended. This disease can be detected and should be detected at the earliest possible time, by means of a diabetes blood test. A normal healthy human being will have the capacity to break down any amount of sugar that is ingested with the help of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. In a diabetic person, the pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin and/or the body develops a resistance to insulin. Either way, the blood does not receive the sufficient quantity required to break down the sugar into glucose, to be absorbed by tissues, muscles and liver. The diabetic person will have a very high quantity of unabsorbed glucose in the body. This is why a diabetes blood test is the easiest way to confirm the presence of the disease. Many people are not aware that there are 3 different types of diabetes. All are detectable through a simple blood test:

Type 1 diabetes – this type usually starts early in childhood. This is a very serious disease and it will require insulin injections throughout life, without which life of the patient can be in fatal danger.

Type 2 diabetes – this type is the most common type of diabetes; more than 90 percent of those who suffer from diabetes, suffer of this type. This diabetes develops in adult stage, and it usually takes a lot of time for the person to recognize the signs and/or diagnose it. This type of diabetes is on the rise because of the increase in the sedentary style of life, junk food and lack of exercise that is prevalent allover the world.

Gestational diabetes – This type of diabetes is a temporary diseases and it usually develops when a woman is pregnant.

There are many problems that develop when a person suffers from diabetes. You will find that there is excessive thirst, sometimes blurry vision, constant fatigue, and continuous hunger with weight loss. The type 2 diabetes sometimes causes impotence in men. Whenever there is the slightest doubt that diabetes may be present, a diabetes blood test should be carried out so treatment may start at the earliest possible time.

Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Diabetes Info Blog. Click here for more helpful information on Diabetes:


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