Diabetes is a chronic condition that appears when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood, or when the body does not use it effectively (insulin resistance).
Diabetes symptoms include increased thirst, urinating more than usual, tiredness and weight loss, wounds that take time to heal, itchy genitals or frequent fungal appearance, blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, desire to eat in large quantities and blackish coloration on the neck and/or elbows.
There are several types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes
Which is characterized by the absence of insulin synthesis.
Type 2 diabetes
Which has its origin in the body’s inability to use it, this because of excess weight, lack of physical activity, and poor diet.
which occurs in women during pregnancy. Genetics also play an important role in its development.
This disease ranks second among the causes of mortality in Mexico, ranking only below cardiovascular diseases. This means that 15.4% of Mexicans die from this disease, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, INEGI).
Some of the consequences are blindness, kidney failure, myocardial infarction, stroke, and amputation of the lower limbs.
For patients living with diabetes, it is essential that it be controlled with personalized treatment for each patient, in order to achieve a good quality of life.
Improving lifestyle habits has been shown to be important in preventing or delaying diabetes onset.
We share some recommendations:
Maintain a healthy weight.
Get at least 30 minutes
of physical activity a day.
Eat a healthy diet,
and saturated fat.
Moderate the consumption
of alcoholic beverages.
At the diabetes clinic we offer comprehensive care, focused on the needs of each patient, in which you will receive a comprehensive assessment for endocrinology, nutrition, psychology, sports medicine.
At ABC Medical Center, we are prepared to serve you in out two Campuses 24/24h, 7 days a week.