What are the main heritability and symptoms of diabetes?

The main symptoms of diabetes is three excesses and one deficiency.

The so-called “three excesses” refer to excessive thirst, frequent urination, and increased appetite; “one deficiency” refers to physical wasting.

Excessive thirst means drinking a large amount of water, usually ranging from 2 liters to 6 liters per day. As a result, the amount of urine also increases proportionally, leading to frequent urination. Because a certain ratio of sugar appears in the urine, too much sugar is lost in the urine, putting the body in a semi-hungry state. To satisfy its hunger, the body increases its appetite, leading to increased blood sugar and more urine sugar, forming a vicious circle.

Since the body cannot fully utilize sugar, even though the appetite increases, the consumption is too high, and the weight naturally decreases, resulting in physical wasting. This is also the symptom referred to as “three xiao” (three deficiencies) in traditional Chinese medicine.

According to theoretical research and clinical practice observations, diabetes has a certain genetic tendency. Modern genetic perspectives believe that diabetes is caused by abnormal combinations of genes regulating blood sugar. Survey results show that relatives of diabetes patients have a much higher incidence of the disease than those who do not have diabetes. Diabetes is not passed on to the next generation itself, but rather a genetic predisposition to develop diabetes.

Diabetes has a genetic component, which is due to the inheritance of mutated genes and is beyond the control of human will.

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