Weight loss, fatigue, dry throat, may be at risk of ‘diabetes’ without realizing it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6:30 a.m.

During a time when life is full of stress from various matters Many people often look for dessert first. Because besides being delicious It also helps to temporarily relieve stress. And when eating dessert doesn’t reduce stress It also makes you feel tired and your throat drier than usual. Which may be a symptom of “Diabetes” And if you don’t see a doctor to check your body and control your sugar level to be normal. It may cause many complications.

Dr. Chanawat Chuantantikamon, internist who specializes in diabetes and endocrinology, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Weight Control Center. Vimut Hospital Revealing the dangers of diabetes Signs of disease that many people don’t know Along with recommending prevention methods and treatment guidelines. So that we have normal sugar levels and maintain good health in the long run.

Diabetes is caused by higher than normal blood sugar levels due to a lack of the hormone insulin to convert sugar into energy for the body. and when the sugar level increases to a certain level There may be sugar mixed in with the urine. and may cause various cells in the body malfunctioning Diabetes can be divided into 6 types: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas being unable to produce insulin. which is found in a small percentage of Thai people, type 2 diabetes which is common in Thai people and is often caused by behavior and heredity, diabetes mixed between types 1 and 2,
Diabetes that has a specific cause, such as a genetic or hormonal abnormality. pancreatic disease or receiving certain medications, diabetes during pregnancy And diabetes that has been checked cannot be separated into different types. Dr. Chanawat Chuantantikamon explains about symptoms that may be considered diabetes. “A common symptom in people with diabetes. Including unexplained weight loss, fatigue, tiredness, frequent urination, and frequent thirst. Numbness in the tips of the fingers and toes The wound heals more slowly than usual. Nausea and vomiting If you have these symptoms You should see a doctor for a physical examination.”

There are many risk factors that cause diabetes, including being older. Especially at the age of 35 and above, having a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 23, having a waist circumference to height greater than 0.5, having high blood pressure, or having diabetes in the family. Having a blood sugar value greater than or equal to 100, etc. Diabetes can occur from both heredity and each person’s lifestyle habits. Most Thai people have wrong beliefs. that he must be a heavy person only Even if you have diabetes But in reality, people who are thin are at risk for diabetes. Because this disease does not depend on weight alone. But there are other factors involved as well. including eating food that emphasizes starch, sugar, and fat, lack of exercise, little rest, or regular medications.

Diabetes besides causing abnormalities in the body. It can also cause complications including low blood sugar. dizzy Dizzy, palpitations, or fainting. Acute hyperglycemia. There will be symptoms of shortness of breath. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, eating less, and chronic hyperglycemia. Causes blurred vision, paralysis, kidney failure, and ischemic heart disease. If severe, it can cause a heart attack. People with diabetes must control their blood sugar levels to an appropriate level under the supervision of a medical professional.

However, diabetes is a chronic disease that is difficult to cure. But we can control it so that severe symptoms or complications do not occur. The way to take care of yourself to reduce your risk of diabetes is to avoid sweets. Or oily food such as fried or grilled food, eat foods that are high in fiber and low in fat. Another important thing is to exercise at least 150 minutes per week. Control your weight to be within normal limits. and avoid drinking alcohol and smoking

People who have questions about diabetes You can come to receive consultation on the 3rd floor of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Weight Control Center. Or call to make an appointment at 02-0790070 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. or use the Telemedicine service to consult with a doctor online via the ViMUT App. Click

2023-11-28 23:30:00

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