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Diabetes is a chronic diseases caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels.  Diet, heredity factors, and the pancreas not producing enough insulin cause it. There are three most notable types of diabetes. Type 1, Type and Gestational Diabetes.

 

Type 1 Diabetes often thought to be an autoimmune condition.  This means your body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas (beta cells) that cause you to produce insulin.   Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children. However, some adults have been diagnosed. There are genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the cause of Type 1 Diabetes.  It is still unclear of a main source of causation. Symptoms Include:

 

  • Increased thirst.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night.
  • Extreme hunger.
  • Unintended weight loss.
  • Irritability and other mood changes.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
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    Type 2 Diabetes is your body’s inability to accept insulin.  Meaning your body cannot use it. Unlike Type 1 where your body can’t produce it, Type 2 can’t use what is produced. The exact cause of Type 2 diabetes is unknown. Contributing factors to the cause of the illness include family history, lack of exercise and being overweight.  Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes are near exacting to that of Type 1. However, since type 2 Diabetes only occurs in adults some of the adolescent symptoms do not apply.

     

    Gestational diabetes

    Due to insulin-blocking hormones produced during pregnancy. This type of diabetes only occurs during pregnancy. General symptoms of diabetes include:

     

  • Excess thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Dry itchy skin
  • Blurry vision
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    Diabetes is a very serious illness.  Nonetheless experienced family practice physicians can help with the management of the decease.  Doctors often create a plan of wellness by providing life-changing regimens to insure the patient doesn’t create a lifestyle that affects the disease negatively.  Patients are asked to change their diet and exercise regimens to include a healthy diet and regular exercise, as Diabetes is further exacerbated by poor diet and lack of exercise.

     

    If you’re facing Diabetes, the Wellspire Medical Group physicians at our family practice office in Humble, TX can care for you.  Our comprehensive plans to combat and overcome diabetes can get patients healthy and manageable. Trust the Physicians in our Family Practice office in Humble.  Wellspire Medical Group Physicians are here to help you reach your healthy life goals.

     

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