Diabetes symptoms in men

Diabetes is a kind of disease that happens when the body cannot manage glucose levels correctly.

Generally, the circulating blood is released when the digestive tract breaks down the food into a form of sugar and glucose. The cells are stimulated by pancreas which produces the hormone insulin and thus absorb glucose from the bloodstream which is used for energy. Your body does not make enough insulin when you have diabetes which causes sugar to build up in your blood. In future, people may get high blood sugar which could create some problems like stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, amputations and gum infections. Diabetes related problems are more faced by men than women. It is believed that:

  • People who suffer from diabetes before the age of 30 can go through retinopathy more quickly than women. Retinopathy is basically a vision disorder that can show the way to blindness.
  • Amputation rates are basically higher in men than women .i.e. 1.4 to 2.7.

Impotence can also be faced by men with diabetes. It can be stopped by not agonizing because fear of becoming impotent itself can sometimes be the cause, it can also be prevented by controlling blood sugar levels, by not smoking because smoking causes blood vessels to narrow and by not drinking large amount of alcohol.

There are some signs of diabetes in men like frequent urination, being very thirsty, feeling tired, blurry eyesight, weight loss, sores that heal slowly, recurringĀ  skin ,gum or bladder infection, loss of feeling or tingling in your feet and itchy skin.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes that happens to men after the age of 45, though this disease is now occurring in younger people nowadays. Type 2 diabetes is called as an adult onset because it generally did not happen until middle age. You will face with type 2 diabetes when your body will not be able to use insulin right (insulin resistance) and when there will be too much sugar in your body. There is also a treatment for type 2 diabetes in men like taking diabetes pills, exercising regularly, controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and making wise food choices.

Now, if you have type-2 diabetes then it is very important for you to find out early. You should go through each point carefully to find out if you are at risk or not.

  • Firstly, just check it out if you are overweight or obese? So talk with your health care instructor if you are obese and overweight. Now the question arises how it is checked? Basically with the help of a body mass index (BMI) which shows the relationship of weight to height, it is to be checked.
  • Secondly, just check it out if you have a parent, sister and brother in your family who is suffering from diabetes.
  • Thirdly, just check if your cholesterol is normal or not or if your cholesterol is less than 50.
  • Fourthly, if your family background is African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latino, or Pacific Islander because they also have an increased risk.

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