Diabetes mellitus, commonly called just diabetes, is a disease in which the body cannot process or use the energy-giving nutrients in foods.
During digestion, food is broken down into basic components, such as fats, amino acids from proteins, and simple sugars from carbohydrates. All of these nutrients can be processed by the liver into one type of simple sugar, glucose, which then enters the bloodstream. Glucose, the body's main source of energy, enters body cells with the help of...Read more
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
The two major forms of diabetes are type 1, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes, and type 2,... Read more »