Diabetes is a medical condition that is a result of high sugar level in blood due to the body's insufficient production of insulin. Diabetes is a long term health condition that cannot be treated but can be managed and controlled. India is the second most affected country in the world in terms of diabetes.
Diabetes is of two types:
Signs that could indicate high blood sugar for type 2 diabetes:
Most people who develop diabetes do not get to until they get a checkup done for blood sugar. Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to grave health complications such as blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, stroke.
Tests related to diabetes and its complications:
Who should be tested for diabetes?
Anyone with these risk factors should get preventive health checkup regularly:
Diabetes and Covid
Immune system of people with diabetes can hinder the white blood cells’ ability to fight Covid infection. It can also suppress the immune system and make you more vulnerable to lung problems.