What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes Mellitus is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose enter your body’s cells or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).

What cause Diabetes Mellitus?

Type 1 Type 2
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus develops when the insulin producing cells in the body

have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin.

The exact cause of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is unknown, but genetics is a

big factor. A number of genetics region are closely linked with Type 1

Diabetes Mellitus.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus develops when the insulin producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

 

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can be pass down by family member or cause by unhealthy lifestyle factors such as obesity or poor diet.

Any complications?

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease, foot disease and nerve disease.

What should we do to prevent diabetes?

85 % of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its side effects can be prevented, delayed or effectively treated. Prevent diabetes by doing the following:

  • Have a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Have timely medical check up
  • Weight management

It is always important to go for health screening at least once annually at Acumed Medical clinics, so that you can identify and treat any illness early.

*This articles in no way represent the medical advices of Acumed Medical Group and is intended solely for blogging purposes

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