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Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin. The term Diabetes traces its origins to a Greek word meaning "passing through." The term is graphically descriptive of the two common symptoms of diabetes: polydipsia (excessive thirst) and polyuria (excessive urine volume). Literally, therefore, diabetes is a condition where water is simply "passing through".
There are actually two forms of diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus. Mellitus is derived from the Greek word for honey or sweet. Insipidus is a Latin word that means “without flavour.” Very simply then, the difference between the two forms is that Diabetes Mellitus produces a sweet-tasting urine, while Diabetes Insipidus produces a urine without flavour. The reasons for the excessive urination (and hence, the excessive thirst) are different in the two diseases.
In Diabetes Insipidus, excessive urination results from the insufficient secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). With the lack of ADH, urine volume increases because the kidneys are less able to reabsorb water. Thus the lack of ADH secretion is the cause of diabetes insipidus. It is a relatively rare disease that does not affect blood sugar levels.
Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterised by hyperglycaemia (or elevated levels of blood glucose), which results directly from lack of secretion of insulin or insulin effect, or both. With the lack of insulin (or inhibition of its effect), volume of blood sugar in urine increases because the body becomes less efficient in metabolising carbohydrates. The word diabetes when used alone usually refers to diabetes mellitus. Doctors often use the full name diabetes mellitus, rather than diabetes alone, to distinguish this disorder from diabetes insipidus.
Insulin is essential for carbohydrate metabolism. As the food you eat passes through the digestive system, it is broken down further and further into its simplest components. Glucose, a simple sugar, is one of the final products from breaking down carbohydrates. Your body, every cell in it, needs glucose mainly for fuel; your cells burn glucose to get the energy to perform their tasks. If the body does not produce enough insulin to move the sugar into the cells, the resulting high levels of sugar in the blood and the inadequate amount of sugar in the cells together produce the symptoms and complications of diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus is classified according to the physiologic mechanisms that lead to hyperglycaemia. These include:
- Type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or juvenile-onset diabetes) – absolute insulin insufficiency
- Type 2 (non-insulin diabetes mellitus or adult-onset diabetes) – insulin resistance with varying degrees of defects in insulin secretion
- Type 3 – secondary diabetes
- Type 4 – gestational diabetes resulting from glucose intolerance during pregnancy
- Type 5 – impaired glucose tolerance resulting from specific conditions, such as genetic defects of pancreatic beta cells (also known as maturity-onset diabetes of the young) or insulin action; disorders involving the exocrine function of the pancreas; endocrine disorders; drugs; surgery; malnutrition; infections and other illnesses.
The first two types are the most common.
Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age but it typically begins in childhood or young adulthood. Due to the absolute insulin insufficiency, insulin injections are necessary to achieve blood glucose control, coupled with proper diet. Its symptoms can include unusual thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, nausea or vomiting, and unusual hunger.
Type 2 diabetes usually develops later in life, typically after age 40, but children and adolescents can no longer be considered immune. Obesity, family history of diabetes or gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, and physical inactivity are also associated with this type of diabetes. This disease is treated with diet and exercise in combination with various oral anti-diabetic drugs. Treatment may also include insulin therapy. Its symptoms include blurred vision, itching, unusual thirst, drowsiness, obesity, fatigue, skin infections, poor wound healing, and tingling or numbness in the feet.
Diabetes onset usually brings with it many serious, long-term complications. Some of these complications begin within months of the onset of diabetes. Most of the complications are progressive. The more a person with diabetes is able to control the levels of sugar in the blood, the less likely it is that these complications will develop or become worse. Over time, elevated levels of sugar in the blood and poor circulation can harm the heart, brain, legs, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and skin, resulting in angina, heart failure, strokes, leg cramps on walking (claudication), poor vision, renal failure, damage to nerves (neuropathy), and skin breakdown. Heart attacks and strokes are more common among people with diabetes.
The major goal in the treatment of diabetes is to minimize any elevation of blood sugar (glucose) without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar. Treating diabetes involves diet, exercise, education, and, for most people, drugs. If a person with diabetes keeps blood sugar levels tightly controlled, complications are less likely to develop. The goal of diabetes treatment is to keep blood sugar levels within the normal range.
People with diabetes benefit greatly from learning about the disease, understanding how diet and exercise affect their blood sugar levels, and knowing how to avoid complications. Adherence to a diabetic diet is an important aspect of controlling elevated blood sugar in patients with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has provided guidelines for a diabetic diet. The ADA diet is a balanced, nutritious diet that is low in fat, cholesterol, and simple sugars.
Diet management is very important in people with both types of diabetes. Doctors recommend a healthy, balanced diet and efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Having regular exercise can also help people control their weight and maintain blood sugar levels within the normal range.
Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise, and a diabetic diet. People with type 1 diabetes who are able to maintain a healthy weight may be able to avoid the need for large doses of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is treated first with weight reduction, a diabetic diet, and exercise. People with type 2 diabetes may be able to avoid the need for all drugs by achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Be sure to read about the new diabetes breakthrough that reveals the root cause for diabetes and how to trigger your body to produce more insulin. This breakthrough research has helped hundreds of people slowly but very effectively reduce their blood sugar levels.