Patient: Could you please describe exactly what is diabetes? I’m 14 years old and I keep hearing my parents saying we have a long family history of diabetes.
Doctor: In simple words, diabetes means excessive sugar circulating in the body which can not be controlled without proper treatment.
The reasons are:
1. Either the production of the insulin which control the metabolism of sugar is not in sufficient quantities.
2. The body’s cells stop responding to insulin.
Contributory factors: obesity, pancreatitis, no control on diet, stress/anxiety, genetic factors.
Diabetes can practically cause any sort of complications anywhere in the body.
Some tips for diabetes management are diet control and regular exercise.