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Understanding Diabetes Mellitus: Insights from Dr. Hala El Ahmadieh



Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly common chronic condition marked by elevated blood sugar levels, a problem stemming either from insufficient insulin production by the pancreas or the body's inadequate response to insulin. Dr. Hala El Ahmadieh, a Diabetes & Endocrinology Consultant, provides a comprehensive guide to understanding this complex condition.


The Growing Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, which constitutes over 95% of diabetes cases, typically arises from insulin resistance. This condition is predominantly found in adults with a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, or a strong familial history of diabetes. Often, individuals may not exhibit symptoms until the disease is identified through routine screening.


Identifying Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes can include unexplained weight loss, increased urination and thirst, dry mouth, and blurry vision. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome or a history of gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.


The Challenges of Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, often diagnosed in children and teenagers, results from the immune system attacking the pancreas's insulin-producing cells. This form of diabetes can lead to severe complications, including diabetic ketoacidosis, if not managed promptly with insulin therapy.


Tailored Management Approaches

Managing diabetes requires a personalized approach, ranging from lifestyle modifications and oral medications for Type 2 diabetes to insulin therapy for Type 1 diabetes. It's also crucial to screen for associated conditions like hypertension and hyperlipidemia.


Dr. El Ahmadieh emphasizes the importance of early detection and tailored treatment plans for individuals with diabetes mellitus, highlighting the critical role of healthcare professionals in guiding patients through their journey with diabetes.


Join us in exploring more about diabetes management and prevention at Eleu Health, where we are dedicated to building a global community focused on health and wellness. Engage with our health and wellness app to stay informed and proactive in managing diabetes and other health conditions.

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