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UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center


ďƒ˜ Diabetes is one of the most common serious complex health conditions

that affect over 387 millions of people around the world. It is a disorder in the endocrine system that is characterized by the impaired ability of the body to respond to or produce insulin which leads to a constant increase of sugar or glucose levels in the urine and bloodstream.

ďƒ˜ Diabetes is one of the most common serious complex conditions that

affect millions of people around the world. It is a disorder of the endocrine system that can affect the whole body. Diabetes can cause

critical health complications such as lower-extremity amputations, loss of

sight or blindness, kidney failure, nerve pain, and even heart disease. It is characterized by the impaired ability of the body to respond to or produce insulin which leads to a constant increase of sugar or glucose levels in the urine and bloodstream.


ďƒ˜ This serious health condition has become increasingly more

widespread because of the also increasing cases of obesity across the

globe. As of the moment, there are already around 387 million individuals both males and females of all ages who are suffering from diabetes. The

data includes the estimated number of people who are still unaware that

they are suffering from diabetes and who are not yet clinically diagnosed for such condition either at the diabetes center or in a clinical setting.

Different types of diabetes There are four different types of diabetes. Each of these types is considered serious and complex.

1. Type 1 Diabetes ďƒ˜ The type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that needs insulin to treat. It is a health condition wherein the beta cells are being attacked and

destroyed by the body itself. When the beta cells or pancreatic cells are

destroyed, the pancreas cannot be able to function properly and it cannot also produce enough insulin.

ďƒ˜ People who are suffering from this type of diabetes is known as insulin dependent. Although the type 1 diabetes usually develops either during childhood or early adulthood, it can affect people of all ages.


2. Type 2 Diabetes ďƒ˜ The type 2 diabetes, also popularly referred to as non-insulin dependent

diabetes, is the most common type of diabetes. In fact, the diabetes

specialist center has revealed that 90 to 95 percent of diabetes sufferers

in America are affected by type 2 diabetes. This type is characterized by insulin resistance or the body's inability to effectively use its own insulin.

ďƒ˜ People who are more than 45 years old are likely to suffer from type 2

diabetes. Your risk for type 2 diabetes also increases if you are overweight


or obese if you have previously suffered from gestational diabetes, and

if you have a sedentary lifestyle or you are physically inactive. A family history of diabetes and ethnic background are also risk factors for this type of diabetes.

3. Monogenic Diabetes ďƒ˜ Only around 1 to 3 percent of diabetes sufferers in America are diagnosed with monogenic diabetes. It affects individuals at any age. Monogenic diabetes is a less common condition that results from an error or mutation in one of the over 20 different genes.

4. Gestational Diabetes ďƒ˜ As its name suggests, gestational diabetes affects pregnant women. It

typically shows during the final term of pregnancy and usually goes away

right after delivery. The diabetes center of excellence revealed that around 3 to 8 percent of pregnant American women suffer from this type of diabetes.


Common diabetes symptoms:  The symptoms can vary according to the type of diabetes.  For type 1 diabetes, the most common symptoms are frequent urination, weight loss, tiredness, abnormal hunger, weakness, vomiting, mood swings, thirst, nausea, and high levels of sugar in the blood and urine.

 People who are suffering from type 2 diabetes may experience skin

infections, irritability, tiredness, blurry vision, thirst, frequent urination, nausea, and dry or tingling skin.


ďƒ˜ If you ever affected by Diabetes and need best Care then Conatct

Kovler Diabetes Center. Kovler is a comprehensive center for innovative

diabetes research and unparalleled patient care. Kovler Diabetes Center is

to provide holistic treatment, care and education that empowers our patients to effectively manage their diabetes for a lifetime.


Important things you need to know about diabetes  

Diabetes is one of the most common serious complex health conditions that affect over 387 millions of people around the world.There are four...

Important things you need to know about diabetes  

Diabetes is one of the most common serious complex health conditions that affect over 387 millions of people around the world.There are four...

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