Type 2 Diabetes

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What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult-onset diabetes, is the most common form of the disease accounting for 90% of all cases. Therefore when people talk about “diabetes” they are often referring to Type 2 DM. It is an endocrine disorder that is caused by […]

Type 1 Diabetes

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What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) and Juvenile Diabetes, is a condition where the immune system inadvertently attacks and destroys the cells responsible for producing insulin in the pancreas – the pancreatic beta cells. It is what is known as an autoimmune disorder, which […]

Diabetes Mellitus

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Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is the term used to describe a group of similar disorders where affected individuals have too much glucose, or sugar, in their blood. The medical term for this is hyperglycemia. Diabetes Mellitus is often shortened to just diabetes, however this regularly causes a lot of confusion as there […]

Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes mellitus is a type of diabetes which causes high blood glucose levels in occurs in previously non-diabetic women during pregnancy. Nowadays it is routine practice to screen for this condition during pregnancy so your doctor will be able tell you if you suffer from it before it becomes a problem. What Causes Gestational […]