In the new age, after cancer and AIDS, any disease that have affected the people all around the world in a huge number and also claimed equal numbers of lives, then that crown sits on the devil called diabetes. This has become a silent killer which has affected millions of people all across the world. Diabetes is basically a disorder of metabolism. This is the way the body use digested food for growth and energy. The food that we eat is broken down in the form of glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for our body.
The pancreas in the body produces insulin hormone which moves the glucose from the blood into the cells. But the problem starts when the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin or the cells does not respond properly to the insulin that has been produced. This triggers the disease of diabetes in us.
Diabetes is of two types, type one and type two. The type one is an autoimmune disease which turns the body’s infection fighting system turns against the part of the body namely the pancreas. In diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. Due to that the pancreas produces little or no insulin at all. The person affected with type 1 diabetes has to take insulin on daily basis.
Another one is type 2 diabetes. This is the most common diabetes and about ninety to ninety five percent people are affected with the problem of type 2 diabetes. This form of diabetes is manly associated with old age, family history of diabetes, obesity, history of gestational diabetes, physical inactivity and ethnicity. Type 2 diabetes also affects the children and the teens as well. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas generally make adequate amount of insulin. However due to unknown reasons the body is not able to use the insulin effectively. At the end, both in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the glucose builds up in the body and it is not able it use it as main source of fuel for the body.
The symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss or sudden weight gain, blurred vision, frequent infections and slow healing of wounds and sores. Diabetes is generally diagnosed by checking the blood sugar level in fasting and post meals.
To tackle the issue of diabetes the medication of glimepiride generic is referred by the doctors. This medicine is to be used with proper diet and exercise program in order to control high blood sugar level in the people who are affected by the problem of type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar level can lead to several other complications such as kidney damage, blindness, nerve problem, loss of limbs and sexual functions as well. The medication has to be taken by mouth with food or without food. Preferably it must be taken with breakfast or with the first meal of the day. The dosage will determined by your health care specialist.