Singer Nick Jonas, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005 at the age of 13, shares four of the symptoms his body started showing before he was diagnosed. Taking to Instagram, the 30-year-old revealed that he had excessive thirst, frequent urinationWeight loss and irritability, which according to him can be recognized as common symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
“I had four signs that I was living with type 1 diabetes: extreme thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, and irritability. These can be recognized as common symptoms of type 1 diabetes. I share my signs Doing it so others can #SeeTheSigns,” he captioned the post.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction (the body mistakenly attacks itself) that prevents your body from making it. insulin,
“While type 1 diabetes is caused by an absolute lack of insulin, and requires insulin as a form of treatment from the beginning, type 2 is caused by relative insulin deficiency and insulin resistance that is treated initially and later with insulin. Can be done with pills,” says Dr Aarti Ullal, Consultant Diabetologist at Global Hospitals, Mumbai indianexpress.com, “About 5-10 percent of people have type 1 diabetes,” she said.
According to a study published in Lancet Diabetes and EndocrinologyAn estimated 8.4 million people were living with type 1 diabetes Around the world in 2021. This number is predicted to increase to 13.5-17.4 million by 2040. The study listed the ten countries with the highest estimated prevalence – the USA, India, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK, Russia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Spain – which account for 5.08 million, or 60 per cent, of global cases of type 1 diabetes.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes often develop quickly. The CDC website states that it is most commonly diagnosed in children, adolescents, and young adults. Other symptoms include “osmotic symptoms due to excessive thirst and frequent urination”. high blood sugar level Which dehydrates the cells leading to increased fluid consumption and hence frequent urination,” explained Dr. Ullal.
Apart from this, weight loss is also an important sign. “While there is glucose in the blood, it cannot enter cells without it” insulin, Hence, proteins and fats are broken down and used as energy sources resulting in weight loss,” Dr Ullal said.
Dr Suruchi Goel, Consultant – Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield, told indianexpress.com The first early symptoms (4Ts) of type 1 diabetes in children are:
Thirst: increased thirst
Toilet: increased urge to urinate (bed-wetting)
What should type 1 diabetics keep in mind?
Patients with type 1 diabetes should:
*Continually monitor and control blood sugar, cholesterol and BP.
*Control blood sugar with insulin shots as per doctor’s advice.
* Relax and unwind to reduce stress.
*be active with Practice,
*Choose healthy food.
*Consult your doctor to understand how to recognize and manage complications like kidney disease, eye disease and cardiac complications.
* Go for routine urine tests for albumin (ACR), fundus examination for retinopathy, and lipid evaluation with strict blood pressure control.
On the 16th anniversary of his diagnosis, Nick reflected on the day that had left him “devastated, terrified,” but he didn’t let it “slow me down.”
“Today resonates with me personally because it’s my 16th anniversary diagnosis, I was 13, playing the show with my brothers… and I knew in my gut that something was not right, so I went to my parents and told them I needed to see a doctor. After visiting my symptoms, my pediatrician told me I had type 1 diabetes. All symptoms corresponded to an unknown type 1. I was devastated – horrified… Did this mean that my dream of touring the world and playing our music was over? But I was committed, just like I always have been, not to let it slow me down. There are tough days, but I have an incredible support system that I can rely on to help me move forward and not be hard on myself when I’m feeling low,” he said in an Instagram post.
“Actually, I was in really bad shape. I lost about 20 pounds in 2 weeks. I couldn’t drink enough water, went to the bathroom all the time; very irritable, which is a symptom of high blood sugar, He was quoted as saying healthline,
Nick was diagnosed when it was discovered that his blood sugar level was greater than 900 mg/dL (less than 140 mg/dL is considered a normal range). “It was dangerous and started my life with this disease. It is so absurd to think that if it had not been treated in a few more days, it could have been really bad,” Nick is quoted as saying. But when I need it I get the care I need.
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