Diabetes is a chronic and complex disease, caused by having too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens when there is low or no insulin production or improper utilization of insulin.
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is considered as a metabolic disorder. Metabolism is process in an organism to manufacture and utilize food and waste materials are eliminated. Our body digestive system breakdown food; absorbs, manufactures, utilizes the nutrients and eliminates waste.
Diabetes in the US:
Currently in the United States 7.8% of the population or around 23.6 million people have diabetes with 5.7 million being undiagnosed. Most of those diagnosed have Type-2 diabetes and are usually 45 years of age or older. But this snapshot is changing as more children and adolescents are increasingly being diagnosed with this type of diabetes
Diabetes in India:
Stopping the Epidemic:
It is really fairly simple - medical professionals believe that turning off the TV and computer and going outside to walk or exercise will go a long way to stopping this epidemic. Other suggestions include cutting calories in diets, snacking on whole grain and high-fiber foods, avoiding smoking and alcohol, exercising regularly and getting stress levels under control are pro-active ways to keep this diabetic epidemic from continuing to grow