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