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Prediabetes

Diabetes can be a very deceptive disease. It can be present with almost no warning signs. However, there are a few symptoms that may indicate that it is present. Because of its tendency to operate in silence, its damage is being performed and you never even know it is there.

Some people are referred to as having prediabetes or borderline diabetes when blood sugar is usually in the range of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Normal blood sugar levels sit between 70 and 99 mg/dL, whereas a person with diabetes will have a fasting blood sugar higher than 126 mg/dL.

The prediabetes level means that blood glucose is higher than usual but not so high as to constitute diabetes. People with prediabetes are, however, at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, although they do not usually experience the symptoms of full diabetes.

Risk factors

The risk factors for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are similar. They include:

Source: Healthline.com

Signs and Symptoms you may be having Diabetes

Do take into consideration that some people who have diabetes never show any signs of these symptoms, so looking for them may not be the only reason to suspect you might have it. Some basic symptoms that may occur include: -

Source: Wikipedia.org

Prevention

Diabetes may not be prevented in all cases. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. You may be able to reduce your chances for developing type 2 diabetes by managing your diet and staying active. However, genetics and other risk factors may increase your risk despite your best effort. Even if you have a diagnosis of diabetes, you can live a full life. Diabetes requires careful planning and management, but it shouldn’t prevent you from engaging in and enjoying everyday activities.

Be sure to keep track of everything, including any snacks, deserts, regular meals, as well as all drinks. By the time all that gets added in, it really adds up. Dietary changes known to be effective in helping to prevent diabetes include maintaining a diet rich in whole grains and fiber (fruits, vegetables), lean proteins and choosing good fats, such as the polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, and fish. Limiting sugary beverages, fast foods, processed/prepackaged foods, eating less red meat and other sources of saturated fat (all which contains a large amount of calories and excess sugar), can also help prevent diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that can often be prevented. The most important thing that you can do is to lose the extra weight and start eating a healthy diet. Some lifestyle changes will be needed rather quickly. These changes involve what you eat and how, getting regular exercise, and developing and maintaining a more active lifestyle.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, remains one of the major non-communicable diseases in Malaysia, affecting up to 3.9 million of the Malaysian population with a prevalence of 18.3% (as of November 2020).  “According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019 (NHMS 2019), one in five adults or about 3.9 million residents aged above 18 years were suffering from diabetes. Nearly all the patients enrolled in the National Diabetes Registry were diagnosed with T2DM.

Source: National Diabetes Registry Report 2013-2019. MOH

Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous complications, including stroke and heart disease.

Different kinds of diabetes can occur, and managing the condition depends on the type. Not all forms of diabetes stem from a person being overweight or leading an inactive lifestyle. In fact, some are present from childhood.

One reason that diabetes is affecting more people and becoming more widespread is because it is a disease that it partly caused by consuming high levels of sugar. When you consider the fact that sugar is now in much of what we eat, this shouldn't be hard to understand.

Diabetes is a quiet disease. There is no pain associated with it, and the symptoms may not be all that serious at the start. This leads people to often conclude that it is not so bad. The end result from this assumption is that more often than not, nothing is done to prevent it even when people have been warned in advance by their doctor. Diabetes is very serious because it creates long term problems that are very detrimental if left unmanaged and the same bad habits are continued.

Basically, diabetes is the result of insulin problems and is caused by the body's inability to either develop enough insulin, or to be able to use the insulin that it does produce. Insulin is a natural hormone produced by your body and it is given the task of taking the sugars you consume and turning it into energy that the body can use.

Normally, insulin enables the sugars to go from your bloodstream into the various tissues surrounding your blood vessels. This gives those tissues energy to be able to adequately carry out their normal functions when needed. When insulin is not properly handling the sugar in the blood, two things occur:

- The sugar remains in the bloodstream.

- The energy does not get to the needed cells.

A lack of energy being transferred to those tissues results in general tiredness.

Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body's systems, especially the nerves blood vessels, eyes and kidneys.

The different types of diabetes

There are three distinct forms of diabetes. Each one has its own share of symptoms, problems, and treatment. Each of these 3 forms of diabetes presents a different problem associated with how the body uses or produces insulin.

Diabetes is primarily a problem with the insulin in the body that normally helps to change the sugar that you consume into useable energy for your body's cells.

Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetes is a problem that is believed to be caused by the body attacking itself.  When this occurs the autoimmune system somehow comes to interpret that the insulin producing glands in your body are actually some kind of disease, so they attack those cells and destroy many of them.

This attack often leaves the body without enough insulin producing cells to be able to handle the amount of sugar regularly consumed. It is even possible that no insulin may be produced at all. Type I diabetes is often diagnosed in children and requires daily injections of insulin just to survive. It is usually diagnosed early because it creates emergency situations where immediate medical attention is needed.

Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is attained slowly, by creating a situation where the sugar is not properly processed by the body's insulin. Not enough insulin is produced to be able to handle the sugar and so it leaves a lot of sugar in the bloodstream.

This form of diabetes is usually developed much later in life, unless the person is overweight. This extra fat seems to help create the condition where diabetes can develop much faster which is why younger people are now developing the disease. Even though enough insulin is often being produced, it seems

to become ineffective because of what is referred to as an insulin resistance developed by the cells to the insulin.

Oftentimes, someone with diabetes 2 may not even know that he or she has it. There may not be any noticeable symptoms for a long time.

Gestational Diabetes

The third form of diabetes is called gestational diabetes. This occurs in some pregnant women who are further along in their term. Symptoms may suddenly appear, or they may not be there at all. This type of diabetes can remain during the rest of the pregnancy, and then disappear afterwards.  

A doctor will be needed to help the mother maintain her sugar levels, as well as to make sure that the baby is not having problems with sugar as well. It is also possible that the mother may develop diabetes within 5 to 10 years later. Only about 5 to 8% of pregnant women develop this form of diabetes during their pregnancy.

There are several other symptoms that your body will experience when you have diabetes, including excessive urination, poor wound healing, infections, ulcers and other damaging in effects that can even lead to loss of limbs.

Health Compilations

Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.

Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death.

Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, damage to the nerves, damage to the eyes and cognitive impairment.

We shall learn more on the signs and symptoms, risks and prevention of diabetes in the next blog.

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