What Is Diabetes and What Causes It

Before treating diabetes, you must know what is diabetes and what causes it. By understanding the detail you know what you have to do and what you don’t have to do. You can also prevent diabetes becomes worse. The highest achievement is that you still have a good life even if you have to deal with diabetes.

About Diabetes

Diabetes is the condition where your blood sugar level is too high. It happens because there is a problem with your body while producing insulin hormone. Your body can’t produce enough insulin to transfer blood sugar or glucose into energy. There are several types of diabetes you need to know which are diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is the condition where your pancreas can’t produce insulin. This is because the immune system destroying the cells on the pancreas. Due to this condition, an adult with type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin every day.

Type 2 diabetes is the condition where your body can’t produce and use insulin just like in a normal condition. This is also common diabetes suffered by adults. Gestational diabetes is commonly suffered by pregnant women. The blood sugar level problem will be gone by the time the baby is born. But you still have to go to the doctor for medical treatment. Without proper medical treatment, you still have a chance to suffer from type 2 diabetes. The worse is that sometimes you are not suffered from gestational diabetes but you are suffered from type 2 diabetes. That’s why you have to take a medical checkup to make sure that you are okay. At least, you can get the right treatment if you are with such kind of diabetes.

The Causes of Diabetes

So, what are the causes of diabetes? The main cause of diabetes is that your body, especially pancreas can’t produce insulin. For example, type 1 diabetes is caused by your immune system. Your immune system doesn’t work properly. They attack your cells in which the cells help pancreas to produce insulin. If there are no cells so there is no insulin and it means your body can’t transfer glucose into energy.

Based on the research type 1 diabetes is commonly caused by genes or environmental factor such as a virus. Type 2 diabetes is commonly caused by your unhealthy lifestyle and genes. Because of your lifestyle, you have a health problem where it triggers your body not to produce insulin or use this hormone properly.  
Now, you know what diabetes is and what causes it. Try to change your lifestyle into a healthy lifestyle so you don’t have to suffer from diabetes.

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