Diabetes, like any other disease, can be controlled. You just need to understand it and not be overwhelmed at the thought of it.
First, if you suspect that you’re at risk of having diabetes, which is a possibility if you have a family history of diabetes, then consult a physician. Alternatively, if you suffer from any of the symptoms of diabetes, it’s worth checking it out. But you first need to understand what the symptoms are, and what the consequences are.
If you have a family history of diabetes, you may already be aware of some of the symptoms. However, it would be wiser to familiarize yourself completely with the disease and what causes it. Diabetes is the malfunction of the endocrine, or hormone, system in your body, which makes your blood sugar levels rise above normal.
When your body is unable to produce insulin, it means you have Type 1 Diabetes. And if your body does not respond to the effects of insulin it means you have Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is basically a hormone that regulates your blood sugar level and helps convert the sugar, or glucose, to energy.
Even when your blood sugar level is above normal, it does not necessarily mean that you are diabetic. But you could be pre-diabetic, which means your glucose tolerance is impaired. You may not have any symptoms when you’re pre-diabetic, but you will develop them before you develop Type 2 Diabetes. You can even develop heart disease, which is a complication associated with Diabetes, at the pre-diabetic stage.
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes include frequent urination, sudden weight loss, increased appetite, blurred vision, fatigue and excessive thirst. If you suspect that you may be pre-diabetic, ask your doctor to test you in order to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. However, Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented with diet and exercise because it is caused by the destruction of the insulin producing cells of the pancreas by the immune system. Hence, those who suffer from Type 1 Diabetes cannot produce insulin and require insulin injections to control their blood sugar levels.
Some of the complications associated with Diabetes include foot problems which may lead to amputation; skin infections; eye problems; heart disease; high blood pressure; and blood conditions such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. The consequences of having diabetes are quite serious and the symptoms should not be ignored. So if you have any doubts about your blood sugar levels, you can check for yourself at home using diabetes test strips or a blood sugar monitor. You can then follow it up with a visit to your doctor for further action.
It is not uncommon that you may find yourself having extra strips frequently or occasionally. There are many reasons people have extra strips including:
- The doctor changing your machine
- Testing yourself less frequently
- A loved one goes into a nursing home that provides the test strips for them
- …and more.
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You may find yourself having extra strips frequently or occasionally. There are many reasons people have extra strips including the doctor changing your machine, testing yourself less frequently, a loved one goes into a nursing home that provides the test strips for them…and many more. If your boxes of strips meet our buying criteria, we can pay you cash the same day. We will pay for the boxes of strips and shipping via check or paypal, whichever you prefer. We have many repeat sellers because we pay fast and provide exceptional customer service! We purchase boxes that are not expired and are unopened.
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