FACTS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS DIABETES
Do You Know?
means a siphon ,a condition known to ancient physicians and
described as a melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine
Diabetes is a
metabolic abnormality in which the body is unable to utilise the
glucose for its energy requirements. When you eat food ,after
digestion carbohydrates is absorbed into blood as glucose, protein
as amino acids fat as fatty acids.
the left side Pancreas Gland has been shown. INSULIN is
secreted from here
For the cells to be
able to use these substances it is essential to have the hormone
called INSULIN in the blood. Insulin is secreted from beta
cells of a gland known as Pancreas. INSULIN IS THE KEY WHICH
OPENS THE DOOR SO THAT GLUCOSE CAN ENTER INTO THE CELL for
energy production. Naturally if there is deficiency of insulin due
to less production or insulin is defective [Insulin Resistance, it
means that whatever insulin is there is not working due to poor
quality] glucose goes on accumulating in blood [known as
hyperglycemia] but cells are starved of glucose. This gives rise
to a condition we call 'DIABETES MELLITUS'.