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Diabetes commonly referred by doctors with the medical terminology Diabetes Mellitus is a disease where the person has high blood sugar level either due to body’s inability to produce adequate insulin or the body cells do not respond to insulin properly. Initial symptoms include frequent urination, increase in thirst and hunger.
In 2013 it was estimated that around 382 million people in the world had diabetes.
There are 3 types of Diabetes:
- Type 1 Diabetes: This type of Diabetes affects approximately 10% of the population. In this type, body does not produce insulin. People with Type 1 diabetes have to take insulin injections for the rest of their life.
- Type 2 Diabetes: In this type body does not produce enough insulin. This type affects 90% of the population.
- Gestational Diabetes: This affects the females during their pregnancy.
Patients with Diabetes have high risk of heart diseases and hence they need to ensure the blood pressure and cholesterol levels are monitored and maintained. Diabetes is primarily self- managed disease. This include usage of supplies like a test strips, meters and insulin.