Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from food you eat. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. In United States number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. Figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous complications, including stroke and heart disease. Different kinds of diabetes can occur and managing condition depends on type. Not all forms of diabetes stem from person being overweight or leading an inactive lifestyle. In fact, some are present from childhood. Diabetes mellitus refers to group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes — and gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.

 

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