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What is Sugar Diabetes?

Sugar diabetes disease has been known to humanity more than 3000 years since about 1500 B.C., according to the first references in historical documents. Word ‘diabetes’ derived from the Greek word for ‘to syphon’ or ‘to run through’.

Around 30 B.C. and 30 A.D., a Greek physician Aretacus from Cappadocia applied the term ‘diabetes’ to his patients who had to urinate frequently. Much later, around 17th century, doctors discovered that the urine of people with sugar diabetes was sweet, so they added the Latin word ’mellitus’, which stands for ’honey’, hence this disease get the name ’diabetes mellitus’, or sugar diabetes, as we know it today.

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Intensive Sugar Diabetes Management

The purpose of intensive sugar diabetes management is to maintain normal blood glucose levels or as close to normal (non-diabetic) levels as posiible. The taget range of the blood sugar levels in the intensive sugar diabetes management is set to 75-125 mg/dl before meals. Main idea behind intensive sugar diabetes management is when blood glucose is maintained at lower levels consistently over the years, the risk of developing the long-term complications of sugar diabetes is significantly reduced. For children with Type 1 diabetes this becomes increasingly important once puberty has begun.

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What Is Sugar Diabetes?

Sugar diabetes disease has been known to humanity for more than 3000 years since about 1500 B.C., according to the first references in historical documents. Word ‘diabetes’ derived fom the Greek word ‘to syphon’ or ‘to run through’. Around 30 B.C. and 30 A.D., a Greek physician Aretacus from Cappadoca applied the term ‘diabetes’ to his patients who had to urinate frequently. Much later, around 17th century, doctors discovered that the urine of people with ugar diabetes was sweet, so they added he Latin word ‘mellitus’, which stands for ‘honey’. Hence this disease get the name ‘diabetes mellitus’, or sugar diabetes, as we know it today.

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Sugar Diabetes. Different Types of Sugar Diabetes

We all know somebody diagnosed with sugar diabetes. This condition is so widespread, that everybody know somebody affected with sigar diabetes disease or definitely has heard about someone.

Some people with sugar diabetes need to use insulin shots and other don’t. Some of them need to severely restrict their diet due to sugar diabetes condition and for other is just business as usual. Right? In my childhood I’ve had three friends of mine with sugar diabetes but only one of them had had to carry his insulin syringe with him. Why was it so? The answer is very simple, there is different types of sugar diabetes with distinct properties.

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Why Sugar Diabetes? Reasons of Sugar Diabetes

Modernprogress and sugar diabetes are intertwined. Is that so? Unfortunately, yes. Look at how life changes for majority of population in developed countries. We have more sedative lifestyle now that before. We don’t need to work hard hours to grow our food anymore, we just go for groceries in our cars. We don’t even walk much anymore! This is a very ripe environment for sugar diabetes to set in. We consume more and more high sugar foods and exercise less and less. Our bodies just can’t cope with all that sugar. It is lke trying to fill your fuel tank when it is already full. We put more and more nergy in the form of various foods into our stomaches where it processed, but we don’t spend this energy. Excess sugar then stored as fat contributing to obesity. Sugar diabetes will follow soon enough, because the body can’t fight overflow of sugar in the bloodstream. The pancreas will stop produse insulin hormone or will not be able to produce enough of it to cover all sugar in the blood. Constnt hight level of sugar in the bloodstream leads to sugar diabetes and numerous complications of sugar diabetes.

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What Is Sugar Diabetes?

Sugar diabetes is a very serious disease which become more and more prominent in our time. Sugar diabetes affects how the human body uses food. Normally, the body will extract sugar from the food and transfer it into the bloodstream where hormone called insulin helps move that same sugar into various cells throughout whole body where it can be used for energy. But in people with sugar diabetes this normal process is broken or significantly obstructed. In Type 1 sugar diabetes insulin is not produced at all, and in Type 2 sugar diabetes it is produced in not nearly enough quantity.
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