How Long Will You Live On Insulin, Diabetes and Solution
DIABETES MELLITUS (DM)
Diabetes Mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period, either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.
SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
Frequent urination (polyuria)
Increased thirst, (polydipsia)
Increased hunger. (polyphagia)
Signs and Symptoms
IF LEFT UNTREATED, DIABETES CAN CAUSE MANY COMPLICATIONS.
Symptoms may develop rapidly (weeks or months) in type 1 DM, while they usually develop much more slowly and may be subtle or absent in type 2 DM.
Nonketotic hyperosmolar Coma, Or Death.
SERIOUS LONG-TERM COMPLICATIONS INCLUDE
Slow healing of cuts,
Itchy Skin: A number of skin rashes that can occur in diabetes are collectively known as diabetic dermadromes.
Chronic Kidney Failure
Damages to the Eyes: Prolonged high blood glucose can cause glucose absorption in the lens of the eyes, which leads to changes in its shape, resulting in vision changes
People (usually with type 1 DM) may also experience episodes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, a metabolic disturbance characterized by nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, the smell of acetone on the breath, deep breathing known as Kussmaul Breathing, and in severe cases a decreased level of consciousness. A rare but equally severe possibility is Hyperosmolar nonketotic state, which is more common in type 2 DM and is mainly the result of dehydration.