Signs and symptoms of diabetes


Diabetes is fairly considered as a lifestyle disease with its symptoms being minor and resembling normal daily habits. The disease is hard to notice for those it affects at the beginning unless they have prior medical knowledge. Majority of newly diagnosed patients often do not believe it and they live in denial for some time.In the event of non-availability of other known factors, signs and symptoms of diabetes are hard to recognize and it is good to learn the basics about the disease taking note of the different types of diabetes. Taking interest to learn on diabetes may at one time save your life or that of your loved one. There exist three types of diabetes namely; Gestational diabetes, diabetes type 1 or insulin dependent diabetes and diabetes type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes. Their signs and symptoms are as below:

Type one diabetes


Juvenile diabetes also known as type one diabetes, is often associated to mostly affecting the juveniles and young adults. In this case, the body system is maybe unable to produce insulin or it produces low amounts of insulin to sustain the body to function normally. Therefore its mode of management entails supplementing the body with insulin.


Non-insulin dependent diabetes

Non-insulin dependent diabetes or type two diabetes is often associated with lifestyle. So far, it is the most common type of diabetes which mostly affects the elderly hence the reason as to why people normally think of diabetes as a disease of the elderly. Type two diabetes is hard to recognize since it affects the elderly in the community and its symptoms resemble the normal effects of aging. As we all know, when one grows older in life, they develop inability to hold urine over time hence may be forced to pass urine frequently, they easily get tired, they have visual issues, they get hungry quick, hence they need to eat frequently, those normal ageing process mentioned above also double as signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes hence might not raise alarm, therefore it is of the essence to do regular blood sugar tests.

Gestational diabetes

rftvgcvgyvghvghGestational diabetes as the name suggests affects women, yes it affects women of child bearing age during or after pregnancy. It does not affect all pregnant women, but for those it affects constitute to four percent of pregnant women worldwide. It is often discovered during routine antenatal care tests, when the urine sample collected shows glucose and protein in it. Signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes are similar to those of type two diabetes characterized with increased frequency of micturition, increased thirst, infections of the female reproductive organ, increased appetite. As you may notice, the symptoms are non-specific hence the need to do a routine blood sugar test to rule out the possibility of diabetes.…

Types and benefits of herbal tea


Health researchers have come up with appealing benefits of herbal tea.  A lot of people have begun to fully understand and appreciate this benefits. The surprising fact about herbal tea is that it is locally found and you can visit any shopping mall or local shops and you are guaranteed to find some quality herbal tea.

Recently researchers have discovered that herbal tea relaxes the body and mind. This is what most people who go to work every day need, since a hardworking person stresses a lot and anxiety has become a normal thing through the entire week. Waking up early and getting in late can really wear you down and this why you need to take some herbal tea.

A cup of herbal tea can without a doubt help to improve your heart’s health. This single benefit can be a really good thing as circulation of blood is paramount to many vital organs in your body which include the brain. It also helps during stomach discomfort and in the cleansing of your body which gives you strength and energy to push on through the day. In any local store or supermarket you visit,  you are most likely to find different types of herbal tea that can benefit your body in a couple of ways.

Green tea


The most renowned herbal tea is green tea. Green tea is commonly known for its many benefits. Green tea helps with circulation of blood. Lower blood sugar help with reducing cholesterol levels, strengthening the immune system and also boosting the immune system. As a bonus green tea can be found anywhere.

Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea is very beneficial to your body. It is good at calming your nerves in cases of tension or anxiety. It also helps with digestion and it increases circulation in the body.

Peppermint herbal tea

There is also peppermint herbal tea that is basically known for improving the digestive system, hence giving you clean fresh breath.

Rosemary herbal tea

You can also opt for rosemary herbal tea. It is good at reducing joint pain, helps to clear headache and it can also be great for the liver. Someone with high blood pressure can also benefit from taking rosemary herbal tea.

Damiana herbal tea

trdcghvghvghAnother great option is to add some damiana to your tea. Damaina helps to contain depression because it acts as a stimulant and it is also good as a sore throats reliever and it heals coughing. As explained above it’s beneficial to take herbal tea everyday its benefits are evident and herbal tea come from natural plants so there are no side effects.…