Hello, my dear readers, Welcome back to Healthy Vio once again and I’m sure you all have checked this week’s content which was based on Periods. I have simplified everything regarding periods and also told you if you can take vaccines or not if you’re having periods. If you are new to my website then Hi, I write very simplified articles based on Health, Fitness, Exercise, and Diseases. Make sure you read each article because you won’t find it more simplified than this elsewhere. So for today, I had a request about Type 2 Diabetes. Ever had a question that Why Type 2 Diabetes is different in Men and Women? Or ever wondered if it’s true?
Well, I’m sure you wanna know this.
But before I get ahead, there are other articles which I made on Diabetes. Make sure you check them Here.
Today we will be talking about DIabetes Types and then I will explain the topic in detail.
Diabetes is not rocket science. I will explain each aspect in a much-simplified way here.
First of all, if you just know that Diabetes occurs because of Sugar/Glucose then please read the explanation below about Diabetes from Scratch. Don’t worry I won’t take much time and as promised, I will give a simplified explanation.
What You know about Diabetes vs What it is Actually
We have heard that if a person has diabetes diagnosed, we take Sugar/Glucose away from him as it’s harmful. But Why is Sugar/Glucose Harmful? And if it’s harmful then why are we consuming it? Some people will see Sugar/Glucose as a toxin because it causes diabetes and we have heard that Diabetes lasts forever which means No Sugar/Glucose ever.
But What is Reality? You will find different answers everywhere about Diabetes and yet confused so you must have clicked here right?
I know that that’s why I will give you the universal explanation or the truth about Diabetes.
Types of Diabetes: The Only Explanation You Will Ever Need
First of all, Sugar/Glucose is not a toxin so yes you can continue consuming it. But here in Diabetes, the body actually can not utilize glucose.
See, whenever we consume a heavy meal that has lots of Sugar/Glucose or sweets, the glucose level in our body rises right. So are you diabetic at that time? No of course because excessive Sugar/Glucose will be absorbed by our cells because of Insulin.
You may have heard of Insulin which helps to utilize Sugar/Glucose in the body. Whenever you have diabetes, there are chances that you need to take insulin shots as prescribed by the doctor.
You may have noticed that this insulin is the center of everything here.
You guessed right, it’s not Sugar/Glucose but its Insulin level and absence of acceptance by the body which causes Diabetes.
And based on Insulin, Diabetes is divided into 3 types here.
Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes (We won’t go into much detail about this type but I will make a separate detailed article on it so stay tuned).
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a type of diabetes, in which the body cannot produce enough insulin to function properly. Once diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, patients must manage their condition with a strict regimen of insulin injections and lifestyle changes.
This condition is characterized by high blood glucose levels and ketones — substances that build up in the blood when the body doesn’t use carbohydrates properly. Without proper management of these chemicals, serious complications can arise.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. In type 1 diabetes, this process affects beta cells, which are located within the pancreas. These cells normally produce insulin, a hormone that enables the body to process Sugar/Glucose (glucose) for energy. In type 1 diabetes, however, this crucial function is lost.
Patients may develop type 1 diabetes at any age — but it more commonly occurs in children and young adults. People who have a family history of this condition or certain other risk factors may be more likely to develop it.
Type 1 diabetes requires prompt treatment with insulin injections. Because the condition cannot be cured, patients must manage their condition for the rest of their lives. Complications include heart disease, nerve damage, and an increased risk of infections and even death.
The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is not known.
Some symptoms may suggest that you are diabetic. This may not be the confirmation of Diabetes but it is always advisable to visit a doctor if you are finding these symptoms regularly.
- Increase in Thirst
- Mood Swings
- Vision Gets Blurred
- Fast Heart Rate
Moving onto the next topic which is Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
A disease in which the body has trouble using insulin properly, causing increased levels of glucose in the blood. If not treated, Type 2 diabetes can lead to heart and kidney failure. It’s usually caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors (including obesity).
Then they’ll have to stop eating Sugar/Glucose for a long time. “I’m sorry” is not an option.
There is no cure for Type 2 Diabetes. However, there are many treatments and lifestyle changes that can improve blood Sugar/Glucose levels and reduce the long-term risk of diabetes complications. People with Type 2 diabetes can often prevent or delay the onset of some of these complications through weight loss and physical activity. A healthy lifestyle that includes a good diet and exercise can make a big difference.
Type 2 Diabetes was first diagnosed in India in 1988 by DR. S.S. Gautam, a physician, endocrinologist, and medical biochemist at AIIMS Delhi.
Type 2 Diabetes is very serious and can cause many health problems including blindness, nerve damage (such as stroke), kidney failure, and heart disease. It’s usually caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors (including obesity). Treatments include taking diabetes medicines as well as making healthy changes to your diet and exercise routine.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs in epidemic proportions in India, especially among urban populations. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 1.2 million in 1985 to 26 million in 2005 and is expected to reach 41 million by 2025.
In the United States, an estimated 9.4% or 29.1 million Americans aged 18 years or older—have diabetes, including those that are undiagnosed.
Here I’m mentioning some symptoms of type 2 diabetes. If you have similar symptoms then please notice that these symptoms do not confirm diabetes. In case of any emergency, contacting a doctor rather than reading on a website is always advisable.
So the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are
- Increase in Thirst
- Mood Swings
- Vision Gets Blurred
- Fast Heart Rate
With Type 2 Diabetes, not only sugar levels but many changes also occur.
Type 2 Diabetes will affect your Sex Life too. The worst effect of Type 2 Diabetes is Sexual Dysfunction. But Don’t worry because not every woman will face this as it’s the rarest.
High Sugar Levels means High Damage to Blood Vessels. If this caused damage in the Blood Vessels of the Penis then it may cause Erectile Dysfunction later but this one is also rare. Because of Type 2 Diabetes, you may feel less desire for sex or low satisfaction.
See I’m not afraid of you but it is my moral duty that through this Website Medium, I can give you the exact knowledge about anything I write.
The Best Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes is to Say Goodbye to Sweets. Doctors will suggest what you can eat and what not based on your Blood Sugar levels. There are certain chances that you are allowed to at least eat some sweets but this one is also rare.
And NEVER EVER THINK THAT DIABETES WILL SNATCH ALL FUN FROM YOUR LIFE. There are millions of people living Happily with Sugar Alternatives.
How Diabetes is Diagnosed?
We will talk about each test very briefly here for the sake of your knowledge.
There are various parameters on which Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes are diagnosed.
In Type 1 Diabetes DIagnosis,
- Blood Sugar/Glucose Test
- Fasting Blood Sugar/Glucose Test
- Glycated Haemoglobin Test
You may have noticed that these tests are based on Sugar/Glucose Levels as Sugar/Glucose levels confirm the level of Diabetes.
Usually, when they measure your blood Sugar/Glucose, they match the diagnosed levels with the Standard Ranges of Blood Sugar/Glucose.
According to that, the Standard Blood Sugar/Glucose Level for a Non-Diabetic Person is around 140 mg/dL. That means 140 milligrams of Sugar/Glucose in 10 Liter of Blood.
But for a Diabetic Person, the Sugar/Glucose Level Exceeds 200 mg/dL.
But as I told you earlier that these Blood Sugar/Glucose levels are High because of Insulin so also Keep in mind that Insulin is in the center here which affects Blood Glucose Levels.
Reason Why Type 2 Diabetes is different in Men and Women
I’m again recalling that Type 2 Diabetes is nothing but Our Body is Resisting Insulin and that leads to an increase in the Blood Glucose Levels.
9 out of 10 Diabetic People in the USA have type 2 Diabetes.
But Does Type 2 diabetes know the difference between men and women? Why did I have to write this article regarding the difference of type 2 diabetes in men and women?
Of Course Type 2 Diabetes is Different in Men and Women. But why? I’m explaining here.
See I don’t like you waiting so I’m answering the question of Today’s topic that If you’re a man, you have more chances to get Type 2 Diabetes than Women.
But one must know the reason because, in the reasons, there are always treatments hidden.
The thing is in Men, the fat is stored in the Abdominal Area. Whatever excess fat is left will be stored in the Abdominal Area and will develop the tummy. But this is different in women. The excessive fat is stored in the Hips and Legs and Arms.
But you’d be thinking what Sugar/Glucose has the Deal with Fat?
Well, there is a Deal absolutely but not a Direct Deal.
The fat which is stored in the tummy is called Visceral Fat and in the hips is called Subcutaneous Fat.
And here, Visceral fat not only lies in the tummy but also metabolic changes in our body.
And This is the reason behind Type 2 Diabetes. But Explanation does not end here.
If you think that just because you are a woman and your fat is stored subcutaneously. No, Not because as I mentioned earlier, there is no direct relationship between Sugar/Glucose and Fat.
Being a Woman, if your sugar intake is higher than the same-aged man then there are also chances that you might get Type 2 Diabetes.
Even Smoking, Diet also can be a reason behind Type 2 Diabetes but what I mentioned earlier about Fat was the natural reason why type 2 diabetes is different in Men and Women.
What I’m going to write here will completely shock Women. According to some scientists, Estrogen levels are affected by Type 2 Diabetes. Yes, that’s true and there are many more changes in the body that occur due to Type 2 Diabetes.
Because of the effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Hormones, Women are likely to feel more depression in Type 2 Diabetes than in Men.