Early Symptoms and Signs Of Diabetes in Women

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Diabetes and Women’s Health Study

Diabetes is a metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar due to problems processing or producing insulin. Diabetes can affect people of any race, age, or sex. It can affect women and men with any lifestyle.
The study indicates the death rate for women with diabetes didn’t improve. In addition, the difference in death rates between female who had diabetes and those who didn’t more than doubled.

The death rate was higher among women, but there has been a shift in sex distribution of type 2 diabetes showing higher rates in men.
The findings emphasize how diabetes affects women and men differently.

Some of the complications of diabetes in women are more difficult to diagnose.
Women often receive less aggressive treatment for cardiovascular risk factors and conditions related to diabetes.
Hormones and inflammation act differently in women.
Women often have different kinds of heart disease than men.

There are 2 types of diabetes.

Diabetes type 1, it called juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune condition in which the body does not produce insulin because the body’s immune system attacks insulin-producing cells from the pancreas called beta cells.

Diabetes type 2, is a condition in which cells cannot use blood sugar or glucose efficiently for energy. This occurs when blood sugar gets too high over time, and the cells become insensitive to insulin.

Prediabetes is a condition that often precedes type two diabetes. Prediabetes is when your glucose is higher than normal, but not quite high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Prediabetes does not usually have any symptoms so there may be no warning signs. A blood test can confirm if you have prediabetes.
If a person does not change their foods and lifestyle, prediabetes can become type 2 diabetes.

Signs and Symptoms of diabetes.
Types 1 and 2 symptoms
In the early stages of diabetes, symptoms may be easy to ignore. They tend to become progressively worse day by day. It’s important to consult any early diabetes symptoms with a professional, even when they aren’t bothersome.
Common sign and symptoms of diabetes include:
     Frequent urination
     Increased hunger and thirst
     Blood sugar fluctuations, which can lead to irritability, feeling         unwell, and fainting (1,3,22).
     Unexplained weight loss (type 1)
     Weight gain (type 2)
     Other symptoms that may develop as the disease progresses              include:
           Long, irregular menstrual cycles
           Very heavy and long periods
           Cuts and bruises that heal slowly
           Blurred vision
           Recurrent yeast infections (1,7,32-36).

Sign of type 1 diabetes tend to appear suddenly in young age, and more gradually in adults (3). Type 2 diabetes usually begins mildly in everyone, becoming more noticeable over time (3).
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes may experience their first menstrual period (menarche) about 1-2 years later than average (7,32,37-39). Adults with type 1 diabetes may also experience the end of their cycles (menopause) about six years earlier than average (7,16,37).

There is no cure for diabetes. Once people been diagnosed, they can only manage the symptoms.
Study found that women with diabetes are 40 percent more likely to die because of the disease.
The study also found that those with type 1 diabetes have shorter life expectancies.

A variety of medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative remedies can help manage diabetes symptoms and improve overall health. Consult the doctor before starting any new diabetes  treatments, even if you think they’re safe.

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