Overview

Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body makes use of blood sugar (glucose). The blood sugar of glucose is a vital source of energy for your body cells that form the body’s muscles and tissues. Excessive sugar in your blood can lead to serious health issues.

Chronic diabetes is categorized as:

1. Type 1 diabetes
2. Type 2 diabetes

Causes of type 1 diabetes

While the precise cause of type 1 diabetes is not known, we can draw is that your immune system attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. As a result, little or no insulin is left within the body. Sugar builds up in your bloodstream instead of being transported into your cells.

Causes of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

In type 2 diabetes, the cells become resistant to insulin’s working. Your pancreas fails to make enough insulin to get over this. Sugar builds up in your bloodstream instead of moving into your cells.

Symptoms

Symptoms of diabetes vary. However some people may not have any symptoms at all. Some of the common symptoms of 1 diabetes include:
• Increased thirst
• Blurred vision
• Frequent urination
• Excessive hunger
• Weight loss
• Presence of ketones in the urine
• Fatigue
• Slow-healing sores
• Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections

Treatment

The treatment of diabetes depends on its type. Some of the treatment options include:
• blood sugar monitoring
• insulin
• oral medications
You must also take a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise regularly to manage this condition.

Listing of the Best Hospitals for Diabetes Treatment in UAE

Sehalife has a listing of the best physicians and hospitals in the UAE that can provide you with the best treatment for diabetes. Check out details of various hospitals and clinics to choose the most suitable treatment option.