Don't Underestimate Diabetes Even at a Young Age! Here's What You Need To Look For!

Many young people underestimate diabetes. This is because 'diabetes' is considered to be new when attacking in old age. Though diabetes can be suffered at a young age. Bad habits that are done at a young age will also affect the risk of diabetes in old age later.

So, don't underestimate diabetes anymore. Moreover, diabetes is also called the mother of all diseases. This is because diabetes can lead to complications from various other dangerous diseases that can damage many organs of the body, such as the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, and nervous system.

According to data from the International Diabetes Federation in 2017, in Indonesia there are around 10.3 million people who suffer from diabetes. Indonesia is ranked 6th country with the highest number of diabetics. So that we don't increase the number of diabetics in Indonesia, it's good to understand the ins and outs of this 'sweet' disease.

Causes of Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by an increase in blood sugar (glucose) levels above normal. Glucose will accumulate in the blood, because it is not absorbed by the body's cells properly, so that it will experience excess blood sugar levels.

Glucose is actually one of the main sources of energy for the body. The amount of glucose is controlled by the hormone insulin produced by the pancreas. In patients, the pancreas does not produce insulin according to the body's needs. As a result, the body's cells cannot absorb and process glucose into energy. This causes the amount of glucose to increase, which if it exceeds the normal limit then it causes diabetes. cialis livraison express

Types of Diabetes

Apparently there are several types of diabetes that may be unnoticed. During this time many people assume that diabetes is only suffered by parents, even though it does not rule out the possibility of those who are young can also develop diabetes.

- Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is also called an autoimmune disease. This happens because the immune system actually attacks and destroys the cells of the pancreas that produce insulin. As a result the amount of blood sugar levels increase, which if not controlled can cause damage to various organs of the body. The cause of type 1 diabetes is still uncertain. But it is thought to be due to genetic factors or family derivatives, and also influenced by environmental factors. People with type 1 diabetes are usually very young, but can also strike at any age.

- Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most commonly experienced by many people. About 90-95% of diabetes cases are dominated by type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin. Or it could be due to the body's cell resistance to insulin, so the insulin produced cannot be used properly. This results in blood sugar levels rising above normal.

- Gestational diabetes

Diabetes is suffered by pregnant women. Diabetes in pregnancy is caused by hormonal changes. Blood sugar will return to normal after pregnant women have completed labor.

Diabetes complications

If diabetes is not treated properly, it can raise the risk of various other disease complications. Some of these diseases include: heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vision problems, depression, dementia, hearing loss, injuries and infections in the feet that are difficult to heal, skin damage and others. It also can damage many organs of the body, such as the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, and nervous system.


Meanwhile, if you suffer from gestational diabetes, can cause complications in pregnant women and infants. Pregnant women can experience preeclampsia. Whereas in infants can result in low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), jaundice, being overweight to miscarriage.

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