What is Diabetes? What Causes Diabetes?

Q: What is diabetes? What causes diabetes?



Diabetes, also referred to as Diabetes mellitus (DM), is a group of diseases that is related to the problem of hormone insulin.

Usually, the pancreas releases insulin in your body to save and utilize the sugar and fat contained in the food you eat.

Diabetes is caused by the following factors:

1) The pancreas stops producing insulin any more.

2) The pancreas produces very little insulin.

3) The cells of the body do not respond to the insulin produced by the pancreas.



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