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What is type 4 diabetes? Know who is at greater risk and what are the symptoms

Diabetes is a disease which has no cure. You must have heard about diabetes type-1 and type-2, but diabetes type 4 can also be dangerous. Know who is at risk of type 4 diabetes and what are its symptoms.

Written By: Kristina Das @ New Delhi Updated on: May 28, 2024 18:00 IST
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Due to obesity, poor lifestyle and diet, diabetes has become a rapidly increasing disease. Nowadays, leave alone the elderly, even small children are struggling with diabetes. When sugar increases in the body, it has a bad effect on all the organs. The risk of heart, kidney and mental problems increases when diabetes occurs. There are many types of diabetes, out of which the number of patients with type-1 and type-2 diabetes is high. If someone in the family has diabetes, then the risk increases even more. At the same time, a bad lifestyle is making people victims of type-2 diabetes. But with age, the risk of type 3 and type 4 diabetes also starts increasing in the body. Know what is type 4 diabetes and what are its symptoms.

What is type 4 diabetes?

According to reports, elderly people are more at risk of type 4 diabetes. In most cases, after the age of 60, diseases like diabetes start developing due to insulin resistance in the body. People who are thin and older are at risk of type 4 diabetes. According to health experts, increasing age is considered to be the major reason for type 4 diabetes. A research was also done on rats in this regard, which revealed that type 4 diabetes can be caused by overproduction of immune cells.

Symptoms of Type 4 Diabetes

The symptoms of diabetes are mostly common. The symptoms of type 4 diabetes are similar to those of other types of diabetes. The only difference is that this diabetes occurs in people with low weight.

  • Fatigue in the body
  • Feeling very hungry and thirsty
  • Decreasing eyesight
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Frequent urination
  • Rapid weight loss

What is the treatment for type 4 diabetes?

At present, many types of research are being done. No exact cure for type 4 diabetes has been found. If researchers are to be believed, antibody medicines will soon be prepared, which will help in reducing regulatory T cells in the body. This will help in reducing the risk of type 4 diabetes.

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