At Horizon Prime Hospital we have the best doctors for diabetology treatment, we believe in total Diabetology services. We have an excellent team of Diabetologist who also complimented in other specialties such as Nephrology, Cardiology, Vascular Surgery as well as Podiatry. To deal with various complex Diabetic issues such as Diabetic foot, Diabetic Ulcer, Diabetic Retinopathy and also Diabetic Nephropathy.
Diabetes Mellitus (or diabetes) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
All types of diabetes mellitus have something in common. Normally, your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into a special sugar called glucose. Glucose fuels the cells in your body. But the cells need insulin, a hormone, in your bloodstream in order to take in the glucose and use it for energy. With diabetes mellitus, either your body doesn’t make enough insulin, it can’t use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both.
What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder that disrupts the way your body uses sugar. It is sometimes called type 2 diabetes mellitus.
All the cells in your body need sugar to work normally. Sugar gets into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is made by the pancreas, an organ in the belly. If there is not enough insulin, or if your body stops responding to insulin, sugar builds up in the blood. That is what happens to people with diabetes.
There are two different types of diabetes:
• Type 1 diabetes – In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin or makes very little insulin.
• Type 2 diabetes – In most people with type 2 diabetes, the body stops responding to insulin normally. Then, over time, the pancreas stops making enough insulin.
Being overweight or having obesity increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But people who are not overweight can get diabetes, too.
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes usually causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they include:
Needing to urinate often
Can diabetes lead to other health problems?
Yes. Type 2 diabetes might not make you feel sick. But if it is not managed, it can lead to serious problems over
time, such as:
Vision problems (or even blindness)
Pain or loss of feeling in the hands and feet
Needing to have fingers, toes, or other body parts removed (amputated)
Unexplained Weight Loss
Sudden Vision Changes
Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet