Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the pancreas doesn't create sufficient insulin or creates insulin that doesn't work correctly. Insulin is necessary for the proper processing of sugar and fat in the diet. If a patient has diabetes, they can't process sugar and fat the right way, and they may have a number of severe health problems. Although diabetes can't be cured, it can be handled efficiently with the help of Dr. Saleh at New York Medicine Doctors.
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed during childhood, and in fact, was previously called juvenile diabetes. This kind of diabetes may be passed down through families. Type 2 diabetes is most often diagnosed in adults who have risk factors that are largely controllable, meaning that Type 2 diabetes is avoidable. Whether it's Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, if left untreated, this disease can cause serious health issues, including:
The most common Type 1 diabetes symptoms include:
Type 2 diabetes develops more slowly, so symptoms may not occur until the disease is quite developed. Some of the signs of Type 2 diabetes include:
The treatment for diabetes is tailored to the specific patient. A combination approach works best. Patients usually need to make some lifestyle changes, including:
Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes usually respond well to medication. Type 1 diabetes requires injected insulin or an insulin pump in most cases. Type 2 diabetes requires oral medication in most cases, but in more advanced stages of Type 2 diabetes, the patient may need insulin injections or insulin pumps.
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