What Is It?
Sugar, starches and other food that we eat have to be finally converted to energy. For this purpose our body makes use of an enzyme-insulin. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which our body is not able to produce sufficient quantity of this enzyme or is not able to use it properly. Because sugars in the blood (mainly in the form of glucose) are not converted to energy, their level in the blood rises to alarming levels.
How widespread is the disease can be gauged from following figures: Read the rest of this entry »