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Karthik aged 28 yrs, diabetic. Whether diabetes is transferable by sexual intercourse with the opposite partner. Does saliva from the mouth is harmful when he or she is being kissed.
(March 1, 2011)

Is Diabetes Transferable?

Diabetes is characterized by increased blood sugar or blood glucose levels. Glucose is obtained from the food that is consumed. The glucose gives the cells the energy they need to perform various functions. The hormone insulin aids in this process. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce insulin.

In type 2 diabetes, the body either does not produce or cannot use the insulin properly. Type 2 diabetes is also known as diabetes mellitus and is the more common of both types. When there is an inadequate amount of insulin in the body, the glucose remains in the blood, thereby elevating blood sugar levels. Diabetes health risks are many. If the glucose remains in the blood over time, many serious complications such as kidney, eye and nerve damage can occur. Gestational diabetes is another type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women due to the effect of hormonal changes. 

Diabetes health problems can occur in any type of diabetes. These problems develop when an individual is unable to manage diabetes properly. A common complication that occurs in diabetic individuals is hyperglycemia which is characterized by excessively high blood sugar levels. If left untreated, conditions such as kidney failure, nerve damage and blindness can occur. Unmanaged diabetes can also lead to high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. This contributes to circulation disorders and heart disease. Diabetes often leads to frequent infections since the immune system is affected. Intake of too much insulin can lead to hypoglycemia wherein dizziness, headache, sweating and fainting can occur.

The diabetes health plan involves proper diet, lifestyle modifications and medication. Type 2 diabetes is initially treated with dietary changes, regular exercise and weight reduction. If all of these measures fail, then oral medication may be administered. If oral medications are also not very effective, insulin treatment may be done. Diabetic individuals need to very careful about the food they consume. The diet should be low in carbohydrates and must contain moderate amounts of fiber and protein. Blood sugar levels can be kept in control by including foods such as whole grains, omega 3 fatty acids and fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet. Consumption of sugary foods and alcohol must be strictly avoided. In some cases nutritional supplements are prescribed for those with diabetes. Calcium supplements help to reduce hypertension which many diabetic individuals experience. Magnesium supplements are known to alleviate diabetes symptoms. Chromium supplements aid in insulin production. One of the most important diabetes health tips is to get regular exercise. Exercise helps to enhance blood circulation and also strengthens the immune system. Individuals who exercise regularly will find their blood sugar levels returning to the normal range. Certain herbs are believed to be effective in controlling diabetes. Bitter melon is one such herb that is known to aid in blood sugar control. Fenugreek seeds are also a beneficial diabetes treatment. It is important to consult a doctor before taking any kind of natural remedy. It also helps to closely follow all diabetes related advice given by the doctor.
Submitted by S M on March 1, 2011 at 05:26


Health Advice on Diabetes 

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders involving the endocrine system. It is not a sexually transmitted disease and so please don't worry it will not be transferred to your partner in any way. Even if a person is being kissed it can not be transferred because diabetes is a not a contagious disorder which can not be transferred via saliva or other body fluids like contact with semen, vaginal secretions or even blood.

Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas which is required in the absorption of glucose be each cell in the body for energy. In diabetes this hormone is either produced in very low amounts or not produced at all. This in turn leads to accumulation of glucose in the blood leading to high blood glucose levels. Persistent high levels of glucose in the blood can create complications over the period of time involving the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. So it can harm your own body when appropriate care is not taken with diabetes, but it can not harm your partner or any other person in close contact with you in any way. Learn to manage your diabetes with the combination of proper prescribed medication, diet and exercise to avoid any complications for yourself. 

Submitted by S M on April 3, 2008 at 01:48


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