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Diabetes Is One of the Most Prevalent Diseases in the World

Diabetes Is One of the Most Prevalent Diseases in the World

Out of all the diseases in the world, diabetes is known as one of the most common ones to have. According to statistics, more than 30 million Americans have some form of diabetes.

But out of this high number, nearly a third of the people who have diabetes aren’t even aware that they do. These are people who may be having symptoms, but they’ve either been attributed to something else or they’ve been ignored.

It used to be that once you reached a certain age, your risk of developing diabetes increased. But now, you can be diagnosed with it even in childhood. More often than not, diabetes is lumped into three categories.

These are type 1 diabetes, type 2 and then the kind that you can get when you’re pregnant, which is known as gestational or pregnancy-onset diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, it’s usually kids and younger people who get diagnosed with this (although some adults have also been diagnosed later in life).

The symptoms can range from thirst to extreme irritability to fatigue. With this type of diabetes, it means that the pancreas is incapable of making enough insulin to adequately handle glucose control.

When you have type 2 diabetes, more often than not, people associate this diagnosis with being overweight. But you can get this type even when you’re not overweight. With this type, it means that while your pancreas does produce insulin, something has gone wrong with the way that the body is able to use it.

Sometimes the use is impaired by carrying too much weight - but other times, it can be due to a medical cause. With gestational diabetes, women who are expecting a child develop abnormally high glucose levels....

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