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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"About Diabetes"

Diabetes mellitus,often simply referred to as diabetes-is a group metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar,either because the body does not produce enough insulin,or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria(frequent urination),polydipsia(increased thirst)and polyphagia(increased hunger).The three main types of diabetes*Type 1 diabetes: results from the body's failure to produce insulin,and presently requires the person to inject insulin(Also referred to as insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus,IDDM for short,and juvenile diabetes.)*Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance,a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly,sometimes combined with an absolute insulin defeciency.*Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women,who have never had diabetes before,have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy.It may precede development of type 2 DM...

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