Almost The Whole Body Throbs And Aches In Diabetics?
Assalamualaykum wr wb Mr. / Mrs. Dokteraya I want to ask my father had diabetes for about 7 months and my father often felt the whole body throbbing, pain throughout the body and my father began to thin … is this a normal thing … I really hope for an answer Mr / Ms doctor for the answer I say Thank you As Salamualaykum wr wb
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diabetes is a disease that occurs chronically or lasts long and is characterized by blood sugar levels that are above normal. These sugar levels can be above normal because the body is unable to absorb it properly so that it still circulates in the blood. If this condition is allowed to continue, there will be various complications involving the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and so forth.
In general, diabetes is divided into two types, namely type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The difference is that type 1 diabetes usually occurs since young because the immune system attacks and destroys pancreatic organ cells which should produce insulin which functions to store sugar. While in type 2 diabetes, it generally occurs in older people because the body is less sensitive to insulin. So the insulin is still there, but the body doesn't respond too much anymore.
The three most typical symptoms of diabetes are polyphagia (always hungry), polydipsy (always thirsty), and polyuri (often urinating). Regarding your question, even though the sign is always hungry, people with diabetes tend to lose weight because basically, the body needs sugar to produce energy. Because the body has no sugar reserves because all the sugar is in the blood, the body starts burning fat and muscle to get energy, causing people with diabetes to lose weight. So for the condition of your father's thin body, this is common in people with diabetes, but the usual does not mean it is good. Your father must be able to maintain his weight in the ideal range.
Then for the body that feels throbbing, this is a symptom that is not specific and must be further examined. This can happen because of the influence of nerves, psychological or mind conditions, muscular disorders, etc. that are not necessarily related to diabetes. Our advice, you should check your father to the doctor about the complaint, so that further exploration of history can be done and determined the best treatment.
For now, even though it can be said that diabetes is incurable and its complications are quite dangerous, it does not happen suddenly and is still very controllable. Many people with diabetes are precisely because they become very aware of their lifestyle, improve themselves and become healthier overall aspects than most people who are not diabetic. Therefore, we suggest, make sure your father takes medicine regularly as directed, routinely controls blood sugar levels to the doctor, do not wait for the drug to be discharged before checking to the doctor, regular exercise according to ability, reduce consumption of calories and fat, avoid sweet foods , and multiply eating vegetables and fruit. So, hopefully answering your question.