What is Diabetes Mellitus


Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which there is too much sugar (glucose) in the blood (hyperglycemia).

Types of Diabetes

Type one diabetes is caused by destruction of Beta cells in the pancreas. This can cause the pancreas to produce little or no insulin. Therefore, insulin is required. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.

In type two diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin but inadequate amounts. Cells respond poorly to insulin and hyperglycemia may result.

  • Last Updated Mar 21, 2024
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