Diabetes is a chronic disease that can occur when the body loses its ability to produce enough insulin or to use it effectively.
A person who suffers from diabetes cannot properly assimilate the sugars in foods, so that that they continue circulating in the blood (hyperglycaemia) causing damage to tissues over time. It causes the liver to convert excess sugar into fat.
There are 3 main types of diabetes:
- Type 1: is an autoimmune reaction, in which the body's defences attack the pancreas cells responsible for synthesising insulin, causing it not to produce the required insulin.
- Type 2: diabetes is the most common form of diabetes that exists and appears mostly in adults, but is becoming more common in children and adolescents. Their body can produce insulin but either not in sufficient doses, or the body does not respond to its effects, resulting in an accumulation of glucose circulating in the blood.
- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Tends to be diagnosed for the first time in women when they become pregnant. When pregnant women develope diabetes it is due to the fact that their body can not synthesise or use the insulin required during pregnancy.
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