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Best Diabetes doctor. Best Kidney specialist. WHAT IS DIABETES? Its full name is Diabetes Mellitus, but it’s generally called Diabetes. It is a medical term for a group of chronic diseases in which the body fails to complete the conversion of certain foods into energy. Normally, during digestion, the body changes sugar, starch, and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. The blood carries this glucose to the body’s cells, where, with the help of insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas), it changes into quick energy for immediate use or storage for future needs. This process of turning food into energy is crucial, because the body depends on energy for everything from thinking to physical activity. In Diabetes, the food is turned into glucose readily enough but cannot enter the body’s cells as lack of insulin production or its effect on the cells in the body. The most common forms of Diabetes are Type I and Type II. In Type I, the person’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin so the supply of glucose can be used. As a result, very high blood sugar and other metabolic abnormalities occur. In the absence of insulin, the metabolic abnormality is quite severe. As a result, these people are picked up quite early because of their symptoms. In Type II, the pancreas produces enough insulin, but the body’s cells can’t use it properly. This means that the unused glucose once again causes high blood sugars. Prevalence of Diabetes in The United States There are about 18 million people with Diabetes in the United States; half of them are still not diagnosed. About 90-95% of these people have Type II Diabetes. Diabetes and its complications are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, outranked by heart disease and cancer. Diabetes is a major cause of blindness in adults, and causes diabetics to suffer heart attacks twice as often as non-diabetics. The life expectancy of those with some form of Diabetes is one/third shorter than the general population. The most important thing is to recognize Diabetes early so the treatment can be started before the disease has had a chance to damage your health.
Diabetes is a "Silent Killer". It slowly progressive vascular disease leading to heart attack, blindness, kidney failure and amputation. Diabetes care, is a comprehensive management that requires the best diabetes care doctor. Best hypertension (blood pressure) care doctor. Also the best heart disease care doctor. Dr Narendra K Gupta is a well recognized doctor in this area. For more information www.diabeteshypertension.com
Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control (C) Dr Narendra K Gupta MBBS, MD, MACP(USA) FRCP(Canada) Best Diabetes doctor. Best Nephrologist. Best obesity doctor. Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start. Consider these tips, before you become a victim of the “Silent Killer” When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, for example, if you're overweight or have a family history of the disease. Diabetes prevention is as basic as eating more healthfully, becoming more physically active and losing a few extra pounds — and it's never too late to start. Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes down the road, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. Consider the latest diabetes prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association. Tip 1: Get more physical activity There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you: Lose weight • Lower your blood sugar • Boosts your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range Both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes Tip 2: Get plenty of fiber • Reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control • Lower your risk of heart disease • Promote weight loss by helping you feel full Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Tip 3: Go for whole grains Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list. Diabetes & Hypertension Center Changing Lives, one patient at a time 5813 Aster Avenue, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon, 122002 Cell: 09650367537; More info @ www.diabeteshypertension.com
Dr Narendra K Gupta recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke association as an outstanding physician
Diabetes is of two types. In type I diabetes, there is total absence of Insulin and hence the blood sugar derangement, quite extreme. It forms 3-5% of Diabetic cases. Whereas, type II diabetes is much more common and rapidly increasing. We have a tendency to think, it is a disease of blood sugar. It is an “insulin resistant” state and even though insulin is produced, it is not enough to control the blood sugar. This is a slowly progressive disease and it takes 12-18 years for one to become diabetic. It is a vascular disease that is a “Silent Killer” and is the most common cause of blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and amputation.
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