All About Diabetes
Diabetes affects how the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it can cause high blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which can depend on your eating habits.
Diabetes is the number one cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is a condition where the body is unable to automatically regulate blood glucose levels, resulting in too much glucose in the blood. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects as many as 16 million Americans.
The most common symptoms of diabetes are as follows:
- being thirsty all the time
- frequent urination
- increased hunger
- having excessive fatigue
Complications due to diabetes can include:
- vision changes
- recurrent skin infections
- tingling or numbness in your extremities
- gums disorders
- hair loss