What are the different kinds of diabetes?
There are two main types of diabetes: Type-1 diabetes is insulin-dependent diabetes which is caused due to a lack of insulin production. Type-2 diabetes is non-insulin-dependent diabetes which is caused due to the ineffective use of insulin in our body. Consult best diabetes doctors in Bangalore at Aster CMI Hospital to avail hi-tech treatments
How will diabetes occur?
Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not secrete an adequate amount of hormone called insulin or the body does not respond properly to insulin. It causes an imbalance between the effects of insulin and glucagon and results in an endocrine condition called diabetes.
What are the common symptoms of high blood sugar and low blood sugar?
For high blood sugar level, the symptoms include extreme thirst, frequent urination, dry skin, hunger, blurred vision, drowsiness and nausea. Whereas for low blood sugar level, the symptoms include shaking, fast heartbeat, sweating, anxiety, fatigue, headache, irritability, dizziness, hunger and impaired vision
What should be the normal blood sugar level for an adult?
The normal blood sugar level for an adult should be between 4.0 to 5.4 mmol/L (72 to 99 mg/dL) when fasting and up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after meals
Are hormone specialists and endocrinologists the same?
Yes, they are interchangeable terms. A doctor or physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases concerning the hormone is called a hormone specialist or endocrinologist.
Are hormone diseases treatable?
Yes, most of the diseases are treatable but first, we need to understand why the hormone level is high or low by various tests, especially blood tests
When should I see an endocrinologist?
If you experience symptoms of hormone-related diseases like sudden weight loss or gain, acne, facial hair in women, infertility, feeling too cold or too hot, change in voice, feeling too tired and severe hair loss.
What are some of the endocrine disorders?
They are Diabetes,Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal insufficiency (Addison disease), Hypopituitarism, Diabetes insipidus, Cushing's disease, Osteoporosis, Calcium and sodium disorders, Secondary hypertension, Acromegaly-Gigantism, Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOD), Multiple endocrine neoplasia I and II, and Short Stature, Precocious and delayed puberty
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases that result in an increase of sugar in the blood (high blood sugar level). Over time, high blood glucose level leads to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, dental disease, nerve damage and foot problems
Which is the most common endocrine disease?
Diabetes and Thyroid related disorders are the most common endocrine diseases seen in people. Food with higher amounts of sugar has to be avoided, including fruit juice, soda, sports drinks and other liquid calories etc. to control diabetes