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Have You Been Diagnosed With Diabetes? Read This To Know What Next

Written by
Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jun 26, 2015 and last reviewed on Aug 03, 2019   -  3 min read



Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects the way your body uses blood sugar. Learn about the types, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes here.

Have You Been Diagnosed With Diabetes? Read This To Know What Next

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder. In this disorder, there is increase in blood sugar level. The cause may be lack of insulin or cells fail to respond and utilize insulin. It is considered as one among lifestyle disorders as unhealthy lifestyle is the major cause. Leading a healthy life style is necessary to manage diabetes.

Types of Diabetes Mellitus:

Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus:

Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus:

Diabetes is diagnosed by testing sugar levels in your blood.

Tests include: Glycated hemoglobin test (HbA1c), Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), Random Blood Sugar (RBS), Postprandial Blood Sugar (PPBS).

Urine test, in which the urine sample is tested for sugar and ketones.

Normal Blood Sugar Values:

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus:

There are two types of complications namely the acute and chronic complications.

Acute Complications: It includes sudden occurrence of life threatening complications like hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.


The symptoms of hypoglycemia are:

Management of hypoglycemia:


Symptoms of hyperglycemia are:

Management of hyperglycemia:

Chronic Complications:

Occurs after many years of onset of diabetes. Prolonged elevation in blood sugar causes damage to blood vessels leading to following complications.

Diabetic Care:

If you are diagnosed as diabetic, you should remember the below key points always.

Consult a diabetologist online for queries regarding diabetes mellitus -->


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