What is Diabetes?
These uncontrolled sugars can cause damage to the blood vessels and if left untreated over a period of time can lead to heart, kidney and eye diseases.
There are three main types of diabetes mellitus (DM)
- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: In this condition the body fails to produce insulin
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: In this condition the cells fail to use insulin properly.
- Gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women without a previous diagnosis of diabetes develop a high blood glucose level. It may precede development of type 2 DM.