Five Types of Diabetes
During my Internet researches I was surprised to learn that there are more than two types of Diabetes; the first surprise was the fact that there were 3 types of diabetes; type 1, which can occur in infants, type 2 which can occur in later life and primarily has to do with one’s lifestyle.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM
This is the third type of diabetes that is not mentioned often. The American Diabetes Association defines it as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Pregnant women are usually at risk but it normally will go away after birth,
Signs of gestational diabetes
Sugar in the urine. (Diagnosed after a test in a doctors’ office or medical clinic)
Slow healing sores
Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
Fortunately the treatment for this disease could be as simple as changing your lifestyle, a dietitian can instruct you on a low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet to help control your blood sugar; daily exercise will also help you control blood glucose levels until the baby is delivered. It is important to have regular check-up during pregnancy. Your doctor will determine if you need extra treatment if the diet and exercise treatment is failing.
5 Types Of Diabetes
Swedish and Finish researches has inspired a new debate on Diabetes; Most people were familiar with type i and type 2 diabetes and possibly type 3 gestational diabetes especially if you are a female in a state of pregnancy.
The Scandinavian researchers has suggested classifying diabetes as five types of disease rather than the usual two types.
1. Type 1 diabetes which can occur at any stage in life but most often appears in childhood; this is when the body cannot make insulin.
Type 2 diabetes. The researches suggested there are five clusters of diabetes; 4 are sub types of type 2 diabetes. This disease often occurs in middle -age or older adults and is associated mainly with lifestyle and obesity in particular.
Cluster1:(SAID) Severe autoimmune diabetes; mostly occurs at childhood and is characterized by insulin deficiency and poor blood sugar control.
Cluster 2. ( SID ). Severe insulin-deficient diabetes.GADA-negative but similar to SAID
Cluster 3. (SIRD) Severe insulin-resistant diabetes. Occurs when the body is making insulin, but the cells are not responding to it. Characterized by excess weight and high insulin resistance.
Cluster 4. (MOD). Mild obesity-related diabetes. Occurs in people who ten to be obese, but with a milder form of the disease.
Cluster 5.( MARD) Mild age-related diabetes, This was the most common form of the disease; similar to cluster 4 but in people who are generally older at their age of diagnosis.
Kidney disease is a high risk factor for people in cluster 3; while people in cluster 2 had a higher risk of loosing their vision.
The researchers hope that recognizing the sub types o diabetes might change the way doctors’ prescribe medications for diabetes.
For more reading about the five types of diabetes, there are many articles on the Internet, start your search with livescience.com or medscape.com. It is important to keep up to date if you are a victim of diabetes.
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