Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes.
The two types of diabetes are referred to as type 1 and type 2. Former names for these conditions were insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetes, or juvenile-onset and adult-onset diabetes.
If you think you may have prediabetes or diabetes contact a healthcare professional.
Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus
Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:
- increased urine output,
- excessive thirst,
- weight loss,
- skin problems
- slow-healing wounds,
- yeast infections, and
- tingling or numbness in the feet or toes.