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Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is caused when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to naturally turn sugars ingested into your body into energy. There are three major types of diabetes.

The energy from glucose helps us perform different work and maintains the functions of the body. There are actually many different types of diabetes which have been found to be affecting the human body. Lack of knowledge and improper treatment of diabetes can be dangerous for your health. For proper treatment determining the type of your diabetes is essential.

Diabetes is a deadly disease that can affect different body parts adversely if not treated with care and caution. Following are some bad effects of diabetes:

  1. Severe form of this disease can lead to the damage of the retina. Retinal damage can cause blindness in a patient.
  2. The kidney is often affected by this disease. Impaired kidney functions can lead to kidney failure and permanent disability of the kidneys.
  3. Diabetes also negatively influences the nerve functions. This leads to ulcer and wounds in the feet. People have to get their leg amputated due to such ulcers/wounds, if the case becomes an extreme.
  4. High blood sugar levels are also known to affect the blood pressure levels and cholesterol levels adversely.
  5. Nervous dysfunction caused by this disease can cause gastro-paresis or paralysis of the stomach functions.

Types of diabetes

Type-1 diabetes

This type of diabetes is an autoimmune disease – which is a result of the body’s failure to fight infection. As a result, the body begins to attack its own cells – in this case the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The body destroys the beta cells and no insulin is produced. People with type-1 diabetes have to take insulin shots daily in order to live.

The causes of type-1 diabetes are not known, however autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are believed to play a role in the onset of type-1 diabetes. This type of diabetes can affect people of any age, but most often is found in children and young adults. Symptoms of type-1 diabetes include increased thirst and urination, constant hunger, blurred vision, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue. An early diagnosis of type-1 diabetes is very important. Without daily injections of insulin, a person with this type of diabetes is at a high risk of lapsing into a diabetic coma, a life-threatening condition.

Type-2 diabetes

This type of diabetes is the most common type. Type-2 diabetes usually affects adults who are obese, have a family history of diabetes, or have a previous history of gestational diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is not caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin, but rather by the body’s inability to use the insulin it creates effectively. This causes the blood to have higher levels of sugars than normal.

The symptoms of type-2 diabetes include frequent thirst and urination, nausea, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds and sores heal slowly, and fatigue.

This type of diabetes can often be prevented or controlled with certain lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. Some patients need to take medications and many use natural treatments to effectively control the symptoms of type-2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes

This type of diabetes occurs in pregnant women and is caused by an intolerance to carbohydrates, which causes blood sugar levels to increase. It is very important for a woman who has gestational diabetes to control the disease in order to prevent the baby from being affected at birth. If the blood sugar levels in the pregnant woman are not under control, there is a risk of the baby going into insulin shock at birth.

Gestational diabetes risk factors include a family history of diabetes, increased maternal age, and obesity. While the symptoms of gestational diabetes usually disappear after the birth, there are significant risks to both the mother and child. The mother is at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes at a later time and the child is at a higher risk of being obese or developing diabetes later in life.

Faces of diabetes


  1. Classicguy66 says:

    Hope they find a cure soon.
    I have faith in god they will.

  2. My 9 year old has just been diagnose Type 1. It’s tough on everyone but remember it’s only a life sentence, not a death sentence and the human spirit (particulularly in kids) is strong.

    My son is my hero. As sad and as inconvenienced he feels he faces this disease with energy, optimisim and a smile on his face.

    Stay strong, take care of yourselves, look this disease in the eye and tell it that it is not going to beat you.

  3. parkour720 says:

    i have class 1 diabetes i weight about 68kilos and when i discoveret my diagnose my weight was 52kilograms phew that was close call

  4. Alliooopa says:

    My Daughter is 3 1/2 She has type 1 Diabetes. She is a tough girl.She teaches everyone how to take her glucose, She’s a joy.

  5. xSTEVENMFCx says:

    got type 1 diabeties i am 16 now. Wasted most of my summer holidays in hospital

  6. jonaslover1418 says:


  7. iamfordogs10 says:

    i have diabetes and im 12 and im having a tuff time with it

  8. taylapearl says:

    ive been at the doctors this morning getting blood tests ( they tried but my veins woundnt come up so i have to go back tomorrow. ) But because im a jonas brothers fan i know the symptoms so i went to the doctor with mum.. they are testing me for Type 1 Diabetes. 🙁 diabetes doesnt run in the family but heritage starts somewhere. so i find out tomorrow whether its diabetes or not but i hope it isnt. i could just be anemic cause they have similar symptoms. x beautiful video i cried 🙁

  9. PyroFreakDJ says:

    That makes no sense, the 1 sugary thing a day.

  10. roboaalien says:

    The worst thing is that in my country, if you are diabetes diagnosed, you cant get a medical insurance.

    This video made me cry.

    Be strong little kids, I will donate and I can give my life for any of you.

  11. mrgrimnevil says:

    i have had type one diabetes for 9 years now. this video made me cry! well done though!

  12. xoxoailsaxoxo says:

    i am 14 and i have type 1 diabetes i was diagnosed in the october holidays 3 years ago

  13. a little bit longer…and i’ll be fine…” btw my bff has diabetes

  14. evansbadboy says:

    Me too
    It’s so horrible to live with the Died pancreas
    I have no diabetes, But I might have it any day because My aunt, My grandmother and more of my family have Diabetes.

    Be Faithful…You will find a cure to kill Diabetes
    Bless and Luck

  15. littlejoebr1 says:

    I am from Brazil, and my boy has(16) has diabetes since 8 years… sometime i feel so sad,,,,, but is the life….
    beautifull video… MUITO LINDO!!!

  16. lexuszariah says:

    Im a diabetic and im 14 and i was diagnosed at 6!

  17. kairi0305 says:

    i have diabetes =[. i was diagnosed when i was 9 years old, but they say i had the simptoms of it before, so we dont know since when i had it. now i am 13. its hard because always having to take shots and testing blood glucose every day. im about to start on the insulin pump on september 18 =] so i hope things get better =D. oh and by the way can someone tell me the name of this song and whose it by? please and thank you

  18. gymnastbunny says:

    I feel so bad for them. God bless them and i hope their is a cure, too. i am not a diabetic, but i can kind of relate cause i have a few friends living with it. I can kind of relate because i myself was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease, like diabetes, when i was 11. i hope to find a cure for that too!:) God Bless!:)

  19. 09whitlee says:

    I have Diabetes I’m 18 now and I’ve had it ever since I was 6 but its not so bad I go to this camp TCDC its awesome and it has helped me a lot

  20. 09whitlee says:

    also my dad is a diabetic and he has lost all of the feeling in his legs and hands and my insurance got cut off this month and its really hard and the good thing is i’m going to the jdrf walk in Nashville, TN in september my goal is $1,000

  21. danniellaoconnor12 says:

    i have diabetes and im 14 ive had it for 8 years and its too hard to deal with i somtimes wish to give up yano.

    this video made me cryy alot:(

  22. geminigirl5 says:

    so sad. i got mine when i was 5 and now im 13. made me cry alot

  23. geminigirl5 says:

    i love this video. even though we know we are gonna live with this for the rest of our lifewe still get up and enjoy what we have.i am 13 and got diabetes when i was 5, it’s hard at a young age because we don’t understand, but living with diabetes brings you challenges everyday and we diabetics we are strong and brave enough to over come them

  24. AllyGirlDiabetic says:

    This video is amazing. I will alway remember it. I myselft have diabetes and i am 12. I have had it since I was 9 but the doctors say i probably had it at least 3 years earlier than when i was diagnosed. Sure its hard but what choice do we have. I know im not going to give up my life because of diabetes. It will never over rule me if i have anything to do about it.

  25. Tcrrtheguy says:

    You wont have diabetes your hole life. A cure is coming. NEVER SAY NEVER!! there will be!! but there will not be in about 10-20 years. I got diabetes too and i’m 14… i’ve had diabetes only in like a week tho.

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