How to tell my dad that I inherited diabetes from my mum?
Diabetes is multifactorial having both genetic and environmental factors. One can get it from either of the parents.
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase. Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports
Numerous clinical reports about the hypoglycemic action of berberine can be found in Chinese literatures. Berberine was claimed to have a comparable activity to sulphonureas or metformin in reducing blood glucose, although most of the studies were not well designed.
Hypertension might not cause Diabetes directly but increases the risk. People with high blood pressure usually have insulin resistance leading to Diabetes compared to those with typical blood pressure.
Increased thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow healing wounds, presence of ketones in urine, fruity odour and frequent infections.