Signs of Prediabetes

In a nutshell, diabetes is caused due to problems with the way insulin is used in the body. It may be because the body is not able to produce the required amounts of insulin, or the body becomes resistant to insulin. This causes the glucose level to shoot up, causing diabetes.   Prediabetesis a condition […]

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What Is Diabetes? Types Of Diabetes

Diabetes is also referred to as diabetes mellitus, and may broadly be classified as a category of ailments wherein a person has high blood glucose levels. This could be either because insulin production in one’s body is not sufficient, or the body fails to respond to the insulin in the required way. Some of the […]

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Diabetes- Getting Down to the Basics

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease where your blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. It results from the inability of the glucose to get into your cells. As a result your cells are starving for their food (glucose). It would be like a starving person surrounded by tables of wonderful food but their […]

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Diabetes in Senior Citizens

Your body obtains glucose from the food you take in, the liver and muscles also supply your body with glucose. Blood transports the glucose to cells throughout the body. Insulin, a chemical hormone, helps the body’s cells to take in the glucose. Insulin is made by the beta cells of the pancreas and then released […]

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Diabetes Statistics – Reliable Numbers

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. Besides promoting diabetes care and prevention, the IDF tracks statistics on diabetes and diabetics on a worldwide basis. The Federation publishes the Diabetes Atlas, a collection of statistics and comments on diabetes which is issued from […]

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