Diabetes Description

According to WHO, Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia).

Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes) is characterized by a lack of insulin production.

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes) is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin. It often results from excess body weight and physical inactivity.

Gestational diabetes is hyperglycaemia that is first recognized during pregnancy.

WHO projects that diabetes deaths will double between 2005 and 2030.

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Increased Appetite
  • Increased Urination 
  • Increased Thirst 
  • Loss of weight 
  • Tingling and numbness of feet 
  • Non healing ulcer 
  • Blurring of vision

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