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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of sugar glucose in blood. Diabtes is caused due to – Inadequate production of insulin & Inadequate sensitivity of cells to the action of insulin.

Causes of Diabetes

Genetic
Poor eating habits
Obesity
Lack of exercise
Classification
There are two types: Type I Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes
Type II Diabetes: Non insulin dependent diabetes
Cause of diabetes

Genetic, Poor eating habits, Obesity, Lack of exercise, Old age.

But, Nowadays it is seen in younger ones because of lack of exercise. Bacteria & viruses attacks & destroys your insulin producing cells in pancreas in some patients.

Sign & symptoms
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight gain & loss
  • Fatigue
  • Skin itching
  • Frequent infection
  • Tingling, numbness in hands
Complications
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic gangrene
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Boils
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Carbuncles
  • Fungal infections
  • Alternate diarrhoea
  • Diabetic Coma
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