Sunday, December 22, 2013

Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus and complication

Diabetes develops when your body can’t make or properly use a natural hormone.  This hormone, called mellitus is made in your pancreas. It helps your body’s cells take in sugar from your bloodstream.

Diabetes Mellitus :

A group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.
20.8 million in US ( 7% of population) under the diabetes problem.
Consists of 3 types:
                1) Type 1 diabetes
                2) Type 2 diabetes
                3) Gestational diabetes

Complications :

Heart attack
Kidney disease
Eye Disease
Nerve Damage

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