Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A Guide to Diabetes Onset

A Guide to Diabetes Onset

The onset of adult diabetes like Mellitus Type II has been derived from a Greek word which literally means passing through honey. Ancient doctors first observed high levels of sugar in the urine, hence this name was given. This disease is related to high intake of simple carbohydrates in the diet, and is characterized by high levels of blood sugar spilling over into the urine.

Adult onset diabetes is the most common type of diabetes found in the diabetic cases, and person's diet is the most common cause. Most of the people do not even notice the symptoms till quite late in their lives. The onset diabetes starts when the body creates insulin rejection, causing weight gain.

Controlling Adult Onset Diabetes

Adult onset diabetes is related to diet and exercise, and it is important to control the diet in order to prevent the disease from developing. However, as the disease is developed and diagnosed at the later stage of life, the bad fitness regime and eating habits at that stage become quite hard to change.

In order to stabilize the body's insulin malfunction, it is important to plan the meals, and you can take doctor's help to work out a good strategy to control the blood pressure, level of cholesterol and insulin in the body.

Juvenile onset diabetes can affect people of any age group, however, it is more common in the people under 30 years of age. Type 2 diabetes is most common, and is also known as adult onset diabetes. It is non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and it mainly runs in the families. People having sedentary lifestyle, excessive weight and with the family history of Type II diabetes are at the higher risk of developing this disease.

One of the reasons that the early signs of diabetes are ignored and people fail to educate themselves regarding the symptoms of diabetes is the concern regarding developing this dreaded disease.

The symptoms for onset diabetes are excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weakness, unexpected weight loss, and numbness or tingling in legs, feet or hands. If these symptoms seem to be coming on all at once, seek professional treatment. Diabetes is a killer disease which slowly destroys all the organs and can kill you quickly if not controlled right away.

There is no specific onset diabetes. Some people experience the very fast onset, while others go through a gradual change. There is strong connection between being seriously overweight and this disease. Early onset diabetes is more severe as compared to the one developed in later years.

In most cases of onset diabetes, the pancreas produces more insulin than required by the body, especially during the early stages of illness. Dietary cholesterol and fat infiltrate the blood and do not let insulin make glucose available to the cells. In later stages, the pancreas becomes weak, and level of insulin produced reduces. As the glucose does not get consumed in the cells, the sugar level in the blood becomes abnormally high resulting in constant hunger, thirst and excessive urination. The cells do not get the required fuel to function, and the person feels excessive fatigue. If the disease is left unchecked, it can lead to untimely death of the cells and also the body.

In young people and even older adults, a healthy lifestyle that includes good dietary habits, sufficient physical activity, minimal alcohol use and smoking cessation can lower the incidence of diabetes mellitus.

In case of juvenile onset diabetes, one of the most important things is to watch the blood sugar levels daily. This gives the idea regarding time of the day when the sugar level becomes high or low. Many people with juvenile onset diabetes develop the eye disorder called diabetic retinopathy which weakens the capillaries supplying blood to the retina. Effect on kidneys, nervous system and circulatory or cardiovascular systems are other long term effects of onset diabetes.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.

David Cowley has created numerous articles on diabetes. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to diabetes and how to treat them. Visit

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