Diabetes, A Silent Killer



Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It occurs when the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes, which is more common, occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or does not produce enough insulin to meet its needs.

Symptoms of diabetes may include increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision, and slow healing of cuts and wounds.

Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye problems.

Treatment for diabetes typically involves lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, as well as medications such as insulin and oral medications that help the body use insulin more efficiently.

It is important for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels regularly and to work with their healthcare team to manage their condition effectively.


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