As Sweet as Sugar!
I feel so tired and my back always hurts… thats what i feel everyday, i don’t know if I am just tired or something. Every morning when I wake up, I feel so heavy don’t even want to get off my bed.. I wanted to sleep more…
I always set my alarm clock at 7:15 AM because I to work at 8 AM, after my phone alarms, I keep on extending my sleep until 7:30… It’s a morning sickness i guess… Still, I feel so tired… Am I sick or something?
What I know is that, I have a high sugar level, the last time I checked on it was it is at 273! which is beyond the normal.. the normal for the strip is at 100 to 149 only and I almost double it! I guess this is one reason why i always feel that way… How did I get it? well, its maybe because of how I eat! I love to eat anything! My mom always tells me to control the food that I eat, why? because she is DIABETIC! yes, its in our blood. Now I am really afraid that this would get worst, I dont want to be injecting insulins in my body…. I dont want to be in that situation that my would will be healing so long..
I really need to go to the doctor now… i wanted to be cured… Is there really a cure for this or none? would it be a lifetime maintenance? whew!
What is DIABETES?
According to Wikipedia.com, Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes—is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
There are three main types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes: results from the body’s failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin. (Also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM for short, and juvenile diabetes.)
- Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency.
- Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy. It may precede development of type 2 DM.
Other forms of diabetes mellitus include congenital diabetes, which is due to genetic defects of insulin secretion, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, steroid diabetes induced by high doses of glucocorticoids, and several forms of monogenic diabetes.
All forms of diabetes have been treatable since insulin became available in 1921, and type 2 diabetes may be controlled with medications. Both type 1 and 2 are chronic conditions that usually cannot be cured. Pancreas transplants have been tried with limited success in type 1 DM; gastric bypass surgery has been successful in many with morbid obesity and type 2 DM. Gestational diabetes usually resolves after delivery. Diabetes without proper treatments can cause many complications. Acute complications include hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, or nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure, retinal damage. Adequate treatment of diabetes is thus important, as well as blood pressure control and lifestyle factors such as smoking cessation and maintaining a healthy body weight.
As of 2000 at least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, or 2.8% of the population. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common, affecting 90 to 95% of the U.S. diabetes population