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09 May, 2017

What is Diabetes - Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Diabetes is a lifelong condition where the glucose levels in the blood become too high. Our bodies require insulin to absorb glucose into the cells. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. In Diabetes, the body either doesn't produce any insulin ( type 1) or doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin (Type 2)

Type 2 Diabetes

The most common type of diabetes, where the body does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin it produces.


The causes are unknown but obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, and a history of diabetes in the family are some of the risk factors.


Diabetes is often picked up during a routine check-up. Symptoms are often mild and develop gradually over a number of years


Medicines and lifestyle changes can help people with diabetes stay as healthy as possible.

Type 1 Diabetes

An autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly sees the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas as foreign, and destroys them. It usually occurs in children and young adults.


Daily injections of insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control. 



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