• Diabetes Definition


Diabetes Type 2 or diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which there is abnormally high level of blood sugar.

Diabetes is Greek word for siphon , which describes the excessive thirst and urination.

Mellitus is the Latin word for honey , because diabetic urine is filled with sugar.

You suffer from diabetes when your body no longer produces insulin or uses the insulin it produces ineffectively.

What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone. It makes your body's cells absorb glucose from the blood.

What is its role in diabetes type 2?

When there is very little insulin in the blood or none at all, glucose is not taken up by most body cells. This results in loading of glucose or sugar in your blood.