Here in this blog, we shall address all the Diabetes FAQs and answer them to the best of our abilities.
Firstly, when can you say you’ve Diabetes? It’s when your body either stops producing the hormone Insulin (or produces very little of it!) or doesn’t utilize it effectively. This leads to a buildup of unused glucose in the bloodstream resulting in high blood sugar. The most-asked questions on the disease are as below:
Q. What is the difference between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes?
Most people know that there are two types of Diabetes. But what’s the difference between the two?
In Type 1 Diabetes, the body does not produce insulin at all. While in Type 2 Diabetes, the body either produces insufficient insulin or is unable to use it properly.
Q. What is Borderline diabetes? Do you need to medicate?
Also called prediabetes, Borderline Diabetes refers to the condition before you get full-fledged Diabetes. If your blood sugar level is less than 140 mg/dL, it is within the normal. Once it exceeds 140 and before 199, we call it borderline diabetes or prediabetes. It’s often attributed to impaired glucose tolerance. It is only when it crosses the 200 mark, is when you can say that you have Diabetes.
Symptoms of prediabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, excess hunger, fatigue, blurred vision and dark patches in certain parts of the body. If you witness these, your warning bells have rung. You might not need to medicate yet, but you definitely have to alter your lifestyle and food habits – fast. Consult your physician for a diet chart consisting of foods that aren’t high on the glycaemic index. You can also resort to simple Ayurvedic home remedies for Diabetes. Most importantly, you have to lose some weight.
Q. Is Diabetes curable?
The definitive answer to that Diabetes FAQs is no. There’s no cure for Diabetes as of yet. But not to lose heart, it’s still very much treatable. In certain cases, it can even be reversed.
While Type 1 Diabetics need to keep having their medications regularly, the ones suffering from Type 2 can keep it well under control with just proper diet and exercise, and also by following simple Ayurvedic hacks.