Diabetes

Late Onset Diabetes

Late Onset DiabetesDiabetes is a condition in which the body either is not able to produce insulin, or is not able to respond properly to insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin is responsible for glucose absorption in cells and turn it into energy. There are 3 types of Diabetes- Type-1 Diabetes, Type-2 Diabetes which is also called as Adult onset Diabetes or Late onset Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes.

Type-I Diabetes occurs when the body is not able to produce any insulin.
In Type-II Diabetes, the cells either can not use up the insulin or the body does not produce enough insulin. 95% people suffer with Type-II diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes occurs in pregnant women. They have high blood sugar level during pregnancy period. It affecrs about 4% of all pregnant women.

What is Late Onset Diabetes?

  • Insulin is secreted by Pancreas, but the body is completely unable to use up the insulin.
  • This is referred to as Insulin resistance or Non-insulin dependent Diabetes.
  • The body tries to overcome this by secreting more insulin. People with this resistance of insulin develop Type-2 Diabetes.
  • Type-2 Diabetes is generally recognised in adulthood or after the age of 45.
  • This is also called as Adult onset Diabetes or Late onset Diabetes.

Symptoms of Late Onset Diabetes:

  • Increased appetite and thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Slow healing or frequent infections
  • Erection inability

Treatment of Late Onset Diabetes:

  • Firstly, you should try to eradicate the root cause of the problem
  • Blood sugar regulation is very important.
  • To achieve this, Type-2 Diabetes can be controlled with balanced diet, regular workout, weight loss and some oral medications.
  • Plan your food and should take healthy foods in the right proportion in planned schedule.
  • Consultation with Health professional is beneficial as he or she can guide you in a proper manner.

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