Diabetes is a health condition where a person’s blood contains more glucose than normal condition due to less or no production of insulin. . See the Risk of Diabetes
There are two Chief types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes — where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
- type 2 diabetes — in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body cells do not react to insulin
In the UK, around 90 percent of all adults who have diabetes type 2.
During pregnancy, some women have such high levels of blood glucose that their body is not able to produce enough insulin to absorb it all. This is called gestational diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes
Typical symptoms of type 1 diabetes are:
- feeling very tired
- weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
- feeling very thirsty
- passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night