WHAT IS DIABETES MELLITUS?
Diabetes Mellitus or Diabetes is a chronic, multi-factorial disease. If the disease is uncontrolled, it will cause further diseases in the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. There are two types of Diabetes Mellitus; Type 1 occurs when the body cannot properly produce insulin and Type 2 occurs when the body is resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that allows the cells in bodily tissues to absorb glucose from the blood. When there is a lack of insulin or response to insulin, the build-up of glucose in the blood will result in many complications throughout the body.