Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments (Infographic)

Saturday, January 14th 2017. | Disease

Diabetes mellitus disease also know as DM are a chronic disease caused by inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. Such a deficiency results in increased concentrations of glucose in the blood, which in turn damage many of the body’s systems, in particular the blood vessels and nerves.

DM Type 1 is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. It used to be called juvenile-onset diabetes, because it often begins in childhood. is an autoimmune condition. It’s caused by the body attacking its own pancreas with antibodies. In people with type 1 diabetes, the damaged pancreas doesn’t make insulin.

DM Type 2  (formerly named non-insulin-dependent) which results from the body’s inability to respond properly to the action of insulin produced by the pancreas.