What is Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Previously known as juvenile diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes glucose (sugar), your body’s main source of fuel.
Often times diabetes will go undiagnosed because so many symptoms seem nonirritating and harmless. Many people are unaware of diabetes symptoms and don’t know anything is wrong. According to the American Diabetes Association, a recent study showed that early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chances of developing the lifelong disease.
Recognizing the many symptoms of diabetes is crucial to anyone’s health. Diabetes Health Supplies urges everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test offered for free from American Diabetes Association website. This fast and simple test will help you become aware of the risks of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes based off your current lifestyle habits.
Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms
- Unusual thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue and irritability
Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms
- Any of the type 1 symptoms
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow healing
- Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
- Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
For people living with diabetes, an A1C test is a simple test that is generally done in doctors office. This test will monitor the average blood glucose levels over a period of two to three months and is recommended to be done every three to four months. With advances in diabetes testing technology, an A1C test can now be done in the privacy of your own home with the A1CNow SelfCheck two test kit by Bayer Healthcare. Click here to start testing your A1C levels from the comfort of your own home.