What It Is And How To Prevent It --- Josh Rowan, Hr. 3 Day 2
- In 1552 BC, an Egyptian physician recorded frequent urination as a symptom, which is the earliest known record of diabetes.
- In 1955, mouth drugs that help lower blood glucose levels are introduced.
- In 2014, 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 of them don't know it.
- Frequent urinating
- Higher-than-normal glucose levels
- Hunger and fatigue
- Thirstier/dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Yeast infections
- Slow healing sores/cuts
- Pain or numbness in feet or legs
- Unplanned weight loss
- Nausea and vomiting
How Diabetes Spreads
Diabetes is not a communicable disease, and doesn't spread by an agent. It is usually contracted from personal behavior, but is sometimes known to spread by hereditary means.
How Diabetes Is Diagnosed
After you have gone eight hours without eating, and two hours after drinking a glucose containing beverage, an oral glucose tolerance test measures your blood sugar. This test can be used to diagnose diabetes.
How To Prevent Diabetes
A few different ways to prevent diabetes is to eat healthier, becoming more physically active, and loosing a few extra pounds. They are some very simple yet effective ways that will really help.