What is Diabetes?

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What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that develops when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the produced insulin cannot be used effectively, progresses with high blood sugar and lasts for a lifetime.

Symptoms:
- dry mouth,
- Frequent urination
- feeling of hunger,
- Weakness, fatigue,
- blurred vision,
- numbness in hands and feet,
- Delayed healing of wounds,
- Stubborn fungal infections.

If the fasting blood sugar is 126 and above after 8 hours of fasting, or if the postprandial blood sugar measured at any time is 200 and above, we recommend that you consult a specialist.

Treatment:
- Lifestyle change,
- Ensuring weight control,
- Planning and implementation of exercises suitable for the individual (at least 30 minutes for walking),
- Paying attention to a healthy diet,
- Oral use of diabetic drugs and insulin injections plays an active role in the treatment of the disease.

Risk factors:
- Those who have diabetes in close relatives,
- overweight people over 40 years of age,
- Those with a sedentary lifestyle
- Those who develop diabetes during pregnancy,
Those with a diagnosis of diseases such as hypertension and coronary artery should definitely have diabetes screening.

Keeping diabetes under control is in your hands!
Lose weight, exercise regularly. Take care of a healthy diet. Continue your treatment with a specialist doctor and dietitian.