Diabetes – The Silent Killer!

Diabetes is a silent killer. It preys on one's body like animal in the wild. It can take away one's limbs, eyes and also eat away one's organs. This deadly disease is capable of many things to create havoc in one's life. It is important to remember not to ignore this lethal disease for it will not ignore and spare anyone affected.

The general population does not regard diabetes as the silent killer, but the medical community does. Diabetes is one of the top 10 killers in the medical world and diabetic heart diseases account for most deaths. Due to the vagu and subtle symptoms that are typical of diabetes, it is one of the most common undiagnosed diseases.

It does not kill one suddenly, but high blood sugar levels gradually damage all the blood vessels through the body, sometimes for years before one gets diagnosed. It is also associated with other silent killers, rarely hypertensive and high cholesterol.

Consider this once one diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, he has to spend the rest of his life injecting himself with insulin four times a day, have an increased chance of contracting cardio vascular disease, blindness and loss of limbs. Is not that enough to classify this deadly disease as a silent killer?

According to a survey, more than 80 years have elapsed since the discovery of insulin, a hormone that has changed this lethal disease into a chronic yet manageable condition. Despite this diabetics still have a life expectancy of 15 years or less than average.

Managing the disease is important because not only does it shorten one's life but also affects the quality of life. If not managed properly it can result into organ failure and other life threatening ailments like high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, kidney disease and renal failure. That's why Diabetes is aptly called a silent killer.