Prevention

Prevention

Understanding Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that lasts for a long time (chronic), often for the entire life. In normal situations, the body takes glucose (sugar) from food as fuel to produce energy and perform different functions. Glucose is available in a variety of food such as breads, fruit, milk, and sweets. It is the responsibility of a hormone known as Insulin to help converting glucose into energy. This hormone is secreted by the pancreas. In people suffering from Diabetes, the insulin is either no longer produced (Type 1 Diabetes) or produced in small amount that is not enough to be used by the body (Type 2 Diabetes). When glucose remains in the blood in high levels, it is called hyperglycaemia or high blood glucose.
 
In this section, you will find all required information to help you staying away from Diabetes. 
 
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Why should I be aware of Diabetes?
Facts - 2013 Statistics
Risk Factors
Steps Toward Diabetes Prevention