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Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder.

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DIABETES Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder, which develops when the insulin producing cells in the pan crease fail to work properly or ore attacked by the bodies own immune system. Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose in the blood is too high becouse the body cannot use it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, potatoes, chapatis yams, plantain and the liver, which makes glucose. Insulin is vital for life. It is a hormone produced by the pan crease. This helps the glucose to enter the cells where is used as fuel by the body. There are two main types of diabetes, which are: * Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin dependent diabetes. * Type 2 diabetes, also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes. ...read more.

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Balanced diet and tablets or healthy diet and regular exercise can treat it. SYMPTOMS The symptom of diabetes develops when 70or 90 per cent is destroyed by the insulin-producing cell in the pan crease are destroyed. The sings of diabetes are: * The need to pass urine frequently. This is the kidneys response to high sugar levels in the urine. * Thirst, because the water is drawn from the body cells to flush out the excess glucose in the system leaving you in dehydration. * Wheight loss, if sugar cannot be converted into energy the body looks for another source and begins to break down the body's fat and protein which releases sugar into the bloodstream. * Tiredness. ...read more.

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The most common causes is a genetic make up of individual. Family history plays a big role. Your chances of developing diabetes are increased if one or both of your parents are diabetic. Diets that are high in calories and lack of exercise has been also been identified as one of the causes of diabetes. A healthier lifestyle can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes. DIAGNOSIS Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is a simple procedure. A blood sample is taken to measure your blood sugar levels. If the glucose test shows high levels of blood sugar, you will be diagnosed as diabetic. You are normally asked to fast before you take glucose test in order to get accurate results. You may have to drink a glucose solution, after the blood test and asked to take another blood sample after 2-4 hours to see how fast your body react to glucose. ...read more.

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