Monday, April 30, 2018

What is diabetes ?

What is diabetes ?
Diabetes is caused by excessive blood sugar. Insulin normally regulates blood sugar (sugar level). In diabetes, insulin deficiency or resistance to the action of this hormone is noted. The body becomes unable to use glucose (sugar) as an energy source. This accumulates in the blood instead of being absorbed by the cells, causing hyperglycaemia (sudden increases in blood sugar levels).

A blood sugar level above 1.26g/l in the morning on an empty stomach or above 2 g/l in the daytime indicates diabetes...


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