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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus (usually just called diabetes) is a disease that affects blood sugar levels, and as a result can cause a lot of complications.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are 347 million people worldwide who suffer from a form of diabetes, with the highest numbers located in China, India and the USA.

WHO also reports that approximately 3.4 million people died from unnatural blood sugar levels in 2004.

Diabetes is a dangerous and critical illness that everyone should be aware of. There are two main types of diabetes, known as Type 1 and Type 2, with Type 2 being the more common.

Type 1 is a serious condition that needs constant monitoring and controlling. The pancreas of a person with Type 1 cannot produce insulin and so people with Type 1 have to inject insulin manually. If they don't, they will get very high levels of sugar in their blood as insulin moves glucose from the blood and into the cells that need it for energy.

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 is a serious condition that needs constant monitoring...

   Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is similar in that its root issue is an unnaturally high level...

   Type 2 Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, but treatable, disease. It can have a large impact...

   Living with Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of temporary diabetes that develops during pregnancy...

   Gestational Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a state in which blood glucose levels are unnaturally high but not too high to be...

   Pre-Diabetes

Diagnosis

Diabetes Mellitus Diagnosis

If you think you're at risk of diabetes mellitus, or if you're experiencing symptoms, read this guide.

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