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Diabetes, also referred to by diabetes-mellitus, is a disease in which a person has high blood-glucose levels over a period of time due to inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas and/or unresponsiveness of body cells to insulin. Common symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst and/or hunger.
Diabetes can be classified as Type1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. In Type1 diabetes, also called insulin-dependent diabetes, the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs due to insulin resistance by the body cells. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women causing high blood-sugar levels.
The common terms used are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia for excess blood-sugar levels and low blood-sugar levels. Although both have their own complications, hypoglycemia poses an immediate threat to life if left untreated compared to the later.
High blood-sugar levels can have adverse effects on eyes causing blindness in extreme cases. This is called diabetic retinopathy. Other complications may include increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, damage to blood vessels, nerves, stroke and/or peripheral vascular disease. Damage to kidneys can also occur, requiring dialysis in extreme cases.
In the management of diabetes, homeopathy has proved to be a very effective system of medicine. It helps the body by maintaining healthy blood-sugar levels without excess medication. For better diabetes management, contact Positive Homeopathy today.