What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease, which means that at the moment no suitable treatment has been found and it will most likely stay with the patient for the rest of their life. 

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin or when it is able to produce it, but the body is unable to use it effectively due to the phenomenon of insulin resistance. Insulin is necessary for cells to receive the glucose that is found in your blood when you eat a meal that contains carbohydrates. If high levels of glucose remain in the blood for a long time, unfortunately it can lead to serious complications from diabetes, which can damage various tissues and organs in the body. There are different types of diabetes. Depending on whether you have type 1 diabetes or have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or a different type, you may experience slightly different symptoms and have a completely different treatment plan.