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Latest Interesting Facts About Diabetes

By: Debdatta Mazumder

If there are some killer diseases that can appear without any symptoms and have disastrous effects on your body, diabetes will be regarded as among the top 5 of them.

It can happen if you have a family history of this disease. When people suffering from diabetes have a high level of glucose, they can suffer from hyperglycaemia. The disease is killer and there are lots of interesting facts about diabetes that you may not be aware of.

Diabetes is a disease that has a lot of side effects associated with it and it even affects your heart and kidney. It also has terrible impact on your vision and can result in blindness in the long run.

Diabetes is of two types namely type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. When the beta-cells in your pancreas stop producing insulin, you suffer from type 1 diabetes. It is an autoimmune disease that affects your immunity system.

However, type 2 diabetes is the common form of this disease when your body parts fail to use the produced insulin properly.

Sometimes, it is difficult to understand if a person is affected by diabetes, as the symptoms are not much vivid. Hence, here are some more of the interesting facts about diabetes that you should know.


Diabetes In Children May Not Make Them Fat:

This is one of the most interesting facts about diabetes. Though it is a well-known fact that diabetes triggers obesity and makes people fat, recent medical researches have shown that children suffering from diabetes may not put on those extra pounds.

However, they have to be extra cautious if there are some other symptoms.


White People Are At More Risk

Latest facts about diabetes have recorded that white people, especially the children, are more prone to type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is, on the other hand, more common in other set of people.


Eating Too Much Sugar Is Not The Reason For Diabetes:

Surprised, right? You will be surprised to know that carbohydrates like potatoes or rice also have a severe impact on your blood sugar level than sugar alone. Actually, those who suffer from type 2 diabetes, not only take sugar, but they are also fond of sugary beverages and desserts that can be highly dangerous.


Animals Can Also Be Diabetic

It is one of the most interesting and latest facts about diabetes. You know humans are prone to it. However, did you know that your furry friends can also suffer from this disease? Yes, female dogs and male cats are more prone to diabetes than their counterparts.


This Disease Has A Long History:

You may think that it is a disease of the modern human race. But, scientists have found the mention of this disease in the ancient manuscripts of Egypt, dated back to 1550 BC.

Even doctors have found the mention of diabetes in the Indian Ayurvedic studies, in which it was denoted as "Madhumeha". It is obviously one of the latest facts about diabetes.


Causes Alzheimer’s Disease:

While scientists are searching regularly for latest facts about diabetes, they have come up with this one. Recent researches have shown that diabetes can be a pivotal cause for Alzheimer's disease.

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Story first published: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:01 [IST]
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