Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to regulate the blood glucose (sugar) level.
The blood glucose level increases and and may require medication to bring the level under control.
Type 1 Diabetes is an auto immune condition which requires insulin injections to replace the lack of insulin production. It is often thought of as a disease of childhood but can affect adults of all ages.
Insulin is a hormone which is administered by injection. There are a variety of different preparations of insulin available and the choice of the most suitable insulin depends on lifestyle.
Type 2 Diabetes is often part of a metabolic disorder related to weight gain, but not all individuals with Type 2 Diabetes are overweight. The most important consideration in treating type 2 diabetes is to address lifestyle. Tablets or injections may also be required either immediately or at a later date.
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