Diabetes

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Diabetes 

What is it: 

⭐️Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition where your blood glucose level is too high because your body can't make insulin. Type 1 diabetes is often inherited. 

⭐️Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. Around 60% of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making lifestyle changes.

Symptoms: 

⭐️Type 1 feeling very thirsty, passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night, feeling tired & maybe weight loss. Type 1 diabetes can develop quickly over weeks or even days.

⭐️Type 2 excessive thirst, needing to wee a lot and tiredness. Many people have type 2 diabetes for years without realising because the early symptoms tend to be general.

Treating Diabetes:

⭐️Type 1 diabetics will need to inject insulin. 

⭐️Type 2 eat a healthy, balanced diet and get regular exercise. Type 2 may also at some point need to take medication. 

❗️Diabetic eye screening:- 
If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not treated. Make sure you visit an opticians regularly. 

❗️It’s also really important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. 
Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as Peripheral neuropathy. 
Never walk barefoot, especially in the garden or on the beach to avoid cuts. 

❗️If you have diabetes, it's important to try to stop smoking also. 

Exercise is really important when living with a long term health condition
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Richie Paxton