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The truth about diabetes Part 1

By admin
27 August 2013

The truth about diabetes: We tell you what it is and clear up all the myths that surround the disease. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world, and affects almost a million people inSouth Africa. According to research, diabetes is a leading cause of deaths each year – even more than cancer.

WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes is a disease that manypeople in South Africa suffer from.It’s caused mostly by a high levelof glucose in one’s body. There are two types of diabetes:There is Type 1 and Type 2diabetes.

These are some of the symptoms of each type of diabetes:

SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

Extreme hunger

Weight loss

Fatigue

SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

Fatigue

Weight loss

Urinating too often

Always being thirsty

Problems with vision

However it’s important to note that some of the symptoms are the same for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.