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Types of Diabetes

A contagious disease is an infectious disease, diseases which are easily transmitted by physical contact with the suffering person or by the objects touch by them.

Example of contagious disease is flu. This is easily transmitted when there is a physical contact with the suffering individual or by the objects touched by him.

Diabetes is a chronic and deadly disease. It is non contagious disease. It doesn’t spread by any physical contact.

Diabetes is a condition when the body cannot regulate glucose in the body. This mainly due to low production of insulin or when there is halt in production of insulin. Diabetes is mainly divided as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is a condition when there is no insulin in the body. This halt in production is mainly due to autoimmune system of the human body which destroys the beta cells of the pancreas which are responsible for production of insulin.

Type 1 diabetes is most common to young adults and insulin is a must dose for them. So it also as Juvenile diabetes or Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 diabetes is most among diabetes. 95 percent of the people suffering from diabetes are with type 2 diabetes. It is to people who are above 40 years of age and insulin here is not a common dose. So it known by the adult onset diabetes or non insulin dependent diabetes.

Diabetes signs and symptoms of both the types are extremely similar.

The common symptoms for diabetes are:

Fatigue : Due to glucose toxicity the glucose is not converted to energy and a person feels tired and always feels happy to sleep.

Unexplained weight loss: As necessary calories are not developed in the body weight loss is a common symptom in diabetic person.

Increased Urination: It is due to kidneys spilling the excess sugar present in the blood. Hence there is an increase in amount of urine in made. This leads to dehydration in the body as sugar takes away large amount of water content along with it.

Excessive Thirst : This is due excessive urination. To overcome the loss of water the body tries to compensate by thirst.

Increase in appetite:This is common in type 2 diabetes people as the body makes excessive insulin due to insulin resistance. The function of insulin is to stimulate hunger.

Slow wound healing: High blood sugar is harmful in many ways. It prevent white blood cells i.e. antibodies, whose function is to defend the body against bacteria and cleaning up dead tissue and cells. Which make poor wound healing .

Nerve damage: A person who is diabetic gets easily irritated, agitated or confused most of the times. One of the main reasons for it is high glucose levels in the body.

Infections : Infections are most common in diabetes because of high sugar levels in the body which affects immune system of the body. Due to which Skin infections, yeast infections and frequent urinary tract infections are common.

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