It is a disease of great incidence in Mexico, which consists of increased blood sugar levels, causing a series of serious life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and neuropathies, among others.
There are three types of diabetes: type 1, 2, and gestational.
Potential causes and risks:
Although the causes are unknown, it is considered that in type 1 diabetes genetic and environmental factors come together and affect your immune system and insulin production, which triggers the blood sugar buildup.
In the case of type 2 diabetes, the causes are also unknown, but it is believed that genetic and environmental aspects are also involved, maximized by overweight and obesity. In these cases, cells do not respond to insulin, so glucose begins to accumulate in the blood.
Neither of the two aforementioned types are reversible, they are chronic diseases in which their progress can only be stopped and controlled.
Gestational diabetes appears when a woman is pregnant and usually disappears after childbirth.
Among the potential risks, the following stand out:
- Overweight and obesity.
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Family history.
- High cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Polycystic ovary.