Diabetes Is A Chronic Disease

Diabetes Chronic Disease

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can not be cured but can be treated and controlled. It is caused by a lack or lack of use of a hormone called insulin . Insulin is produced by the pancreas . It allows glucose(sugar) to enter the body’s cells for use as a source of energy. In a non-diabetic person, insulin performs well and cells have the energy they need to function. When it lacks insulin or it can not perform well, as in diabetes, glucose can not be used as a fuel to the cells. It accumulates in the blood and causes an increase in…

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What Is Diabetes


There are 3 types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. In all three cases, without treatment, the sugar level (= blood sugar) rises in the blood. Diabetes type 1 is a diabetes affecting young people. It is due to the destruction of insulin producing pancreas cells. Type 2 diabetes occurs mostly in overweight people after 40 years of age. It is due to a resistance of the body to the insulin, this hormone not succeeding in bringing the sugar in the cells. Gestational diabetes is a diabetes occurring…

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