Diabetes: Symptoms, Types, and Management
As one of the most common chronic conditions, diabetes is sometimes called a ‘lifestyle’ disease because it is brought on by poor diets and little exercise. Here’s what you need to know about managing diabetes.
What is diabetes?
The medical term, ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ comes from the Greek diabetes (to pass through) and the Latin mellitus (sweet as honey).
Commonly referred to as diabetes, it is a condition in which the body lacks or cannot produce a hormone to process glucose into energy, causing the sugars to build up in the bloods. There are two types of diabetes: