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Overview

The most common misconception is that sugar causes diabetes. Watching out sugar intake becomes important only if you've been diagnosed with diabetes. However, if you do not have diabetes, sugar intake will not cause diabetes.

Diabetes is an illness which occurs as a result of problems with the production and supply of insulin in the body. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, a form of sugar. We use glucose as a source of energy to provide power to the muscles and other tissues. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious heart problems such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, including peripheral artery disease (PAD) and stroke.

Signs and Symptoms

Many people suffer from diabetes without even knowing about this. Below are some warning signs of diabetes:

  • Increased or extreme thirst
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased fatigue
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Sores that do not heal

Causes of diabetes

Major causes of diabetes include:

  • High-fat diet
  • High alcohol intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity, or being overweight
  • Aging
  • Family history

Treatment

If anyone is suffering from diabetes, the very first thing he or she needs to do is to make changes in diet, exercise and other health habits. It is a kind of disease which cannot be cured except in very specific situations. The primary objective of any diabetes treatment is to keep your blood sugar level as close to normal. The treatment procedures include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications including Metformin and Insulin
  • Physical activity on daily basis