Friday, July 9, 2010

Some symptoms of diabetes

There are two main types of diabetes which have been described as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In both of these, there is too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of the body. The high glucose level are due to lack of insulin in the cells which have may have been destroyed or the cells cannot no longer produce enough insulin to assimilate all the glucose.

In the type 2 diabetes the body becomes resistant to the production of insulin, so the body does not get enough glucose it needs. Some of the symptoms will be a constant need to urinate. Urination becomes constant when there is too much glucose in the body. When there is insufficient insulin in the cells, the body attempts to filter out the glucose back to the body by drawing out fluids from the blood stream with the excess causing the need to urinate.

A constant need to want to drink could also be a symptom of diabetes since the body is drawing water from the blood which is causing the person to urinate while at the same time the person is replenishing the body with water. It is a cycle of one leading to the other in a constant stream due to the weak insulin in the cells of the body.