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Today’s Common and Serious Conditions | Diabetes


Type-2 Diabetes Type-2 diabetes occurs only in adults,


How to Treat Type-1 Diabetes


An early diagnosis of type- 1 diabetes is important so treatment can begin. Self-administered insulin injections are the primary form of treatment, as people that suffer from this condition do not produce insulin themselves. Most people require a combination of long- acting (lasting up to a day), short-acting (lasting around eight hours) and rapid-acting (work quickly but do not last long) injections. People receiving treatment for type-1 diabetes also need to learn how to take account of their blood glucose levels and how to match their injections to the food they consume and their level of exercise. In some cases, a specially designed insulin pump can be used instead, a treatment


option that is preferable for children who feel uncomfortable with frequent injections. This permanent device pumps a constant supply of insulin into the blood through a needle inserted under the skin at a rate that is controlled by the user. Islet cell transplantation is also an option for some patients, allowing for insulin- producing cells from a deceased donor’s pancreas to be implanted into their own pancreas. In a small number of cases, a full pancreas transplant may also be a viable option. Your doctor will be able


to offer further advice on all of these treatment options. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will also greatly the risk of any further complications.


and for this reason is sometimes referred to as adult-onset diabetes. Like type-1 diabetes, it is a chronic condition, but can usually be managed without insulin injections. People with type-2 diabetes either resist the effects of insulin or do not produce enough to adequately regulate their blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is closely tied to lifestyle factors and tends to occur among people who are overweight and have an unhealthy diet. An increase in unhealthy lifestyles is the main reason behind the surge of diabetes cases over the past decade, and as obesity becomes increasingly common, cases of type-2 diabetes are rising. Genetics also play a significant role in determining your likelihood of developing type-2 diabetes, and your risk greatly increases if a close relative has suffered from it. The condition is far more common amongst people of South Asian, Chinese, African- Caribbean or black African descent.





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