Diabetes is a metabolic disease. There are 3 types of diabetes. This is an important issue because not only adults get it, but kids and teenagers can too.
Teenagers aren’t usually aware of the things they put into their bodies. They like to eat food, especially sweet things that are filled with (not natural) sugar. Diabetes is caused by high sugar levels in your blood. You need to be aware of what you consume, and make sure you control your sugar. Living with Diabetes, even at a young age, is very hard, especially if you have Type 1 Diabetes. You would need to take insulin injections for the rest of your life, and follow a specific diet.
You can use some of the symptoms of Diabetes to tell if you have it. The symptoms occur depending on the type of diabetes you have (1, 2, or 3). Some of the symptoms are:
- The frequent need to urinate
- Increased hunger and thirst
- Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
- Blurry vision
- Injuries heal slower
- Weight Loss (even if you’re eating more)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and feet
Some people who aren’t aware of they symptoms might not pay much attention to them, or think that those are normal things that happen to their bodies that they shouldn’t worry about.
This is relevant to me because a lot of my family members are diabetic, and that means that I have to be aware about the subject, since it’s in my blood. I wanted to learn more about Diabetes so I know the causes of it, and how to prevent it.
One of the causes I mentioned was high blood sugar levels, which you get from consuming too much sugar. To prevent Diabetes, get into the habit of exercising more, eating healthier, and cutting down on refined carbs such as white bread, pasta, and white rice, and sugary drinks like soda, iced tea, and others that are artificially flavored.