Saturday, February 20, 2016

Diabetes – The Third Type


            In this post, I would like to talk about several things, such as -

  • Types of diabetes;
  • People who are at a risk to have diabetes;
  • Warning signs of the disease;
  • Preventing and treating diabetes.

I hope you find it informative and intriguing.  First off, types of diabetes.  Most people that you ask will at very least be able to tell you that there are two different types, type one and type two.  However, there is a good chance they will not be able to tell you about the third.

(1)   I am going to start off talking about Gestational diabetes.  This form of the illness only happens during pregnancy.  If you do have it, you can still have a healthy child, and after he or she is born you may not even have diabetes anymore.

(2)   Type one is usually diagnosed in young adults and children.  In this type, the body can’t produce Insulin.

(3)   Type two diabetes occurs when your body begins to struggle to use the Insulin in the correct way.  This is called insulin resistance.  The pancreas will, at first, make extra Insulin to make up for this, but eventually isn’t able to keep up – and therefore insulin and glucose levels cannot stay balanced.


The next thing I wanted the address is – who is at risk to have diabetes?

(1)  Type one.  Often it is family history; genetics.  If someone has diseases of the Pancreas, or any infection or illness that can damage your Pancreas can cause type on diabetes.  Although chances are if you didn’t have it in your childhood, you won’t get it after initial adolescence.

(2) Type two.  The leading cause for this (according to research studies in the U.S) is obesity among teenagers.  High blood pressure and low levels of HDL are proven causes as well.  And, you may be at risk if you exercise three times a week or less.  Type two is the most common out of the three.


(4)   Gestational.  It's caused by hormones the placenta makes or by too little insulin.  The older you are when the child is conceived, the higher the risk may be. 

What are some of the signs?  Headaches, increased thirst and hunger, dry mouth, unexplained fatigue and weight loss – even blurred vision.  Although these symptoms are also common symptoms for many other things, such as stress.  If you have any of the mentioned symptoms, don’t panic.  Have you been under a lot of stress lately?  Or perhaps you always have been?  If you panic, the symptoms will become more pronounced.  And it isn’t necessarily diabetes.  If you are concerned that it may be one of the types, you can talk to a doctor.

The last thing I want to discuss is, how do you prevent and treat this?  Exercise and a healthy diet are proven to be the best course of action for both treating, and to help prevent Diabetes.  There are some medicines to help control blood glucose levels, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Many and really all medical professionals constantly remind us to exercise and eat right, and it can be quite enjoyable to find ways to do these things in our own lives.  There are many diets to choose from – Vegan, vegetarian, calorie counting and many more.  And many different forms of exercise – various sports, jogging, you could even look into a gym membership.  You never know, you might just enjoy yourself…



  1. Oddly enough, I was just watching Studio C's video for Insulin/diabetes. Which is painfully funny - but still funny.... Painfully so. (It's hard to explain)

    I learnt something new! I did not know anything about Gestational diabetes.....

    and I will likely steal any good gifs you might have. Fair warning....

  2. Interesting and oddly timed, certainly...

    Ah!! I'm glad, then!! *Grins*

    Haha, all right, thank you for the warning.

  3. ......any chance I'd get an answer were I to ask what made you post about this?

    De rien!

  4. I'm taking a Chemistry class of sorts - Biological Chemistry. It was an exam of sorts - that's the main reason.


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