Diabetes, Insulin aur Hum

Oh no! This shirt would get dirty. Dude! you know what you are doing, right? Dr. Conscience (PhD in condescension) Now what is your problem? I think you have forgotten! Might have to remind you. *to the audience* You listen as well! The issue is, that everything we eat is mostly composed of 3 major things: Carbohydrate for example, sugars. Proteins and Fats. Now, when you eat something, these carbohydrates, proteins and fats break into small pieces and get absorbed in your blood. Now these rising sugar levels in the blood trigger the release of insulin from the pancreas Sugar molecules: “Insulin! Come out!” Insulin has the key to open the cells. Because of it, the sugars in the blood enter the cells the sugars in these cells then help in creating energy for it. When enough sugars enter the cells, the blood levels of the sugar returns to normal. and when the sugar levels normalize, the insulin levels normalize with it. This is the story of carbs in your body. And that too, very brief! But have you ever thought what would happen if the system malfunctions? It gives rise to DIabetes. I am sure you have heard of it! He has never given it much thought! Now the sugar levels in the blood have risen But the pancreas fails to release enough insulin. Now what happens? Sugar molecules: “Please let us inside!” The sugar levels keep rising in the blood and cannot enter the cells. They then get attached to the blood vessels and the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. which is measured through HbA1c and then these sugar levels in the arteries lead to diminished blood supply of multiple organs which causes problems in eyes and kidneys and raises the risk for heart attacks and stroke. Diabetes doesn’t have very evident symptoms. Now you tell us how to detect Diabetes on time? Symptoms of diabetes are very vague hence it should be screened for in healthy patients after the age of 30 years. We made a video on how to screen for diabetes, click here for it. or check the link in the description. Now tell us how to control it? The simple answer to this is; moderation! Apply moderation on everything you eat and make exercise a very important part of your life. If diet and exercise does not help, medicine and insulin can be used to control sugar levels. Good sugar control can help us prevent complications! And if….*ahem* ok ok! you go ahead! And if you still have some questions in your mind, that’s a good sign! My name is conscience. And this is Daktar Saab (Mr. Doctor)


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