Diabetes mellitus


What is Diabetes Mellitus


Diabetes occurs when the body does not have the ability to use the sugar that it gets from the food for energy. This will then lead to sugar build up in the bloodstream and it can lead to side effects like blurry vision. This can then lead to heart disease and blindness in the long run.

There are two types of diabetes which are:
Type 1 diabetes: this occurs when the body is not having enough insulin to absorb glucose from the bloodstream or it stops making insulin.
Type 2 diabetes: this occurs when the body’s cells do not respond to insulin.

Source: Harvard