Sunday, May 15, 2022

What You Need To Know About Diabetes : What is Diabetes ?

What You Need To Know About Diabetes : What is Diabetes ?
What is Diabetes ?

Diabetes Mellitus (or simply diabetes) is derived from the Greek word 'Diabeinein', meaning 'To pass through' describing copious urination, and Mellitus from the Latin word meaning 'Sweetened with honey'. These two words signify sweetened urine or sugar in urine.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use Insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed, in the body, to control the rate at which sugar, starch and other food are converted into glucose required as energy for daily life. The hormone is produced and released into the blood by an organ called 'Pancreas'.



This insulin help to maintain the blood glucose level within a normal range. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts this normal range between 60 - 100mg/dl (Before taking any food for the day, hence this value is called Fasting Blood Glucose). In health, despite several demands for glucose in different situations, the blood glucose rarely exceeds this value.

After a meal the liver stores the glucose from the meal as glycogen and releases it into the blood in between meals. The role of insulin is the control of this storage and release of glucose. It ensures that the amount of glucose in the blood at every particular time does not go beyond or below the normal range. 

 

๐Ÿ‘‰ What is Diabetes ?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Types of diabetes
๐Ÿ‘‰ What causes diabetes
๐Ÿ‘‰ You can prevent/Delay diabettes!
๐Ÿ‘‰ The following tips can help reduce your diabetes risk
 


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