Diabetes mellitus or just diabetes is a condition wherein a person develops high blood sugar because the body is not producing the right amount of insulin. Insulin is a kind of hormone created in the pancreas that allows cell in a body to absorb glucose and convert it into energy.
Diabetes is of several kinds, but the most common ones are Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is viewed as an auto immune disease and is triggered by the body’s failure to create insulin naturally. The person will need to inject insulin. Most of the times this occurs before 40 years of age and hence also known as childhood diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes comes from insulin resistance, described as a condition wherein the cells fail to use the insulin due to the body weight, fitness and lifestyle. Diabetics in this classification are usually older i.e our seniors are most affected due to this. There has been no specific cure invented yet but there is a little success in Type 1 DS with the transplantation of the pancreas. With Type 2 DM, gastric bypass surgery can be successful.
So, whenever it comes to your health you should not take any chances and if left untreated the complications of diabetics will lead to kidney failure, heart disease, etc.