Diabetes mellitus, usually called just diabetes, is a common disorder that affects the way the body processes and uses carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Each of these nutrients is a source of glucose (sugar), which is the most basic fuel for the body. The most obvious sign of diabetes is a high level of sugar in the blood.
Glucose enters body cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, which acts like a gatekeeper. Without insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, glucose...Read more
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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