Diabetes is the most common disorder of the endocrine system (your system that secretes hormones to regulate growth, development, reproduction, mood etc). Diabetes Mellitus (Often just referred to as Diabetes) is a medical disease or condition in which a person has high blood sugar or glucose that builds up in the blood stream.

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Insulin, Risk Factors and Causes of Diabetes

In type 2 Diabetes, the lack of insulin leads to accumulation of glucose in the blood without entry of the sugars into your cells, where it is used to generate energy. This obviously leads to high blood sugar.

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Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes

If you have the symptoms of Diabetes, you should visit your doctor sooner than later! Your doctor is best positioned to question and listen to your symptoms, examine you and carry out tests on your blood to give you the right diagnosis. Self-Diagnosis is not an option!


Managing Your Diabetes

In most clinical and medical terms, management of a condition is regarded as holistic as opposed to ‘treatment’ which focuses on reversal using medical or other interventions.
There are three primary forms of Diabetes Management i.e.
1. Pharmacological (Medicine) Management
2. Dietary Management
3. Lifestyle Management