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Diabetes Type 2: Epidemiology and Prevention

Diabetes Epidemiology Diabetes is a very common disease. New updated data from the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas show that more than 34 million Americans have diabetes (1 in 10 individuals), of whom approximately 90-95% have type 2 diabetes. In UK the situation is slightly better: with nearly 4 million sufferers, about one… Continue reading Diabetes Type 2: Epidemiology and Prevention

Diabetes: Diagnosis and Types

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects our body’s energy processes. Following the daily intake of food, a good portion of the nutrients are broken down into sugars (glucose), which are then transferred to the blood vessels. When the level of sugars (blood glucose) exceeds threshold levels, the pancreas kicks in. It releases… Continue reading Diabetes: Diagnosis and Types