Diabetes: Symptoms, Types and the Testings of Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which affects the metabolism that in results in an increase in blood sugar level (or glucose level). The increase in the blood sugar level has the ability to damage our heart, nerves, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, and other body organs. Now let’s move to the next section what are the Symptoms, Types and the testing of Diabetes.

Diabetes: Symptoms, Types and the Testings of Diabetes

What are the Types of Diabetes Diseases?

  1. Type 1 Diabetes

The Type 1 diabetes affects the immune system and damages the cells of the pancreas at which the insulin is produced. This causes an increase in insulin level and high sugar level in the body.

Type 1 Diabetes
  1. Type 2 Diabetes

The Type 2 diabetes disease makes the body, insulin resistant and start producing the sugar in the blood.

Type 2 Diabetes
  1. Pre-diabetes

The Pre-diabetes occurs when the body sugar level is slightly increased than the normal but the sugar level is not increased so much as the Type 2 Diabetes.

Pre-Diabetes
  1. Gestational Diabetes

The Gestation diabetes occurs due to the blocking of the insulin by the blocking hormones that is developed by the placenta at the time of pregnancy that increases in high blood sugar level.

Gestational Diabetes
Some of the general symptoms of Diabetes -:
  • Increase in appetite
  • A feeling of frequent dehydration
  • Loss of vision or blurring of vision
  • Weakness and Fatigue
  • Frequent loss of weight
  • The problem of urination frequently
  • Unhealed wounds
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes-:
  • Increase in extreme appetite
  • A feeling of frequent dehydration
  • Blurring of vision
  • Weakness 
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent loss of weight
  • The problem of urination frequently
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes-:
  • Increase in extreme appetite
  • A feeling of frequent dehydration
  • Blurring of vision
  • Weakness 
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent loss of weight
  • Increase of urination frequently
  • Unhealed wounds

Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes

The symptoms of gestation diabetes are not found in many women. This type can only be detected by the regular test of blood Sugar or the glucose tolerance that is done orally, which is to be done in between the 24th to 28th week of the Gestation Period. In some exceptional cases, women having gestation diabetes can go through the problem of an increase in urination and thirst.

Who can be tested as a Diabetic person?

A person having symptoms can be a diabetic person but some asymptomatic people can also be diabetic. There is a huge risk factor in diabetes for that testing is done which allows the patient to take prevention measures and save themselves various life taking complications.

Testing helps the health officials to know about what type of diabetes the patient through which can help the patient by taking preventative measures and giving proper medication.

Testing the type of diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes testing is done to the person having symptoms of diabetes. The diagnosis of type 1 is mostly found in children and young age adults.

Type 2 Diabetes

Health professionals recommends regular testing of type 2 diabetes if-:

  • A person is 45 years old or more
  • The person is 19 to 44 years old and he or she is overweighted then they have a high chance of type 2 diabetes
  • The women having gestational diabetes can be type 2 diabetes patient
Gestational diabetes

All women at the time of pregnancy should be diagnosed and tested for gestational diabetes. The blood glucose tolerance test is done in between the 24th to 28th week of the Gestation Period.

What tests are used to diagnose or find the diabetes?

Some of the tests that doctors recommend to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes

  • Fasting Plasma Glucose test (FPG)
Diabetes: Symptoms, Types and the Testings of Diabete

The Fasting Plasma Glucose test measures the blood sugar level of a body at an instant of time. It is done after fasting i.e. the testing is done when the patient has not eaten anything. The best time to take the FPG test is in the morning when you fast for 7 to 8 hours.

  • A1C Test
Diabetes: Symptoms, Types and the Testings of Diabetes

The A1C test gives the average glucose level of blood for the past three months. The patient can eat or drink anything before taking the A1C test. The A1C test results were inaccurate to the people suffering from anaemia. The A1C gives the result in percentage, if the percentage is high then the average level of glucose in the blood will also be high.

  • Random Plasma Glucose test (RPG)
RPG test

The Random Plasma Glucose test (RPG) is done when the doctor, diagnose any symptoms of diabetes. In this type of test, blood is taken out and is tested to measure the glucose level in blood. The patient doesn’t have to fast for taking the FPG test, it can be done anytime.

We hope that all the people around this world should remain healthy and stay safe.

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