What is diabetes?
Diabetes commonly known as sugar in India, is a condition in which the glucose (sugar) level in blood rises beyond the normal level. American diabetes association says that the normal blood glucose level ranges between 70 & 130 mg/dl before meals and less than 180 mg/dl after you began eating. This disease can be categorized as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1: Around 5 to 10% of people who have diabetes have type 1 diabetes i.e, their body destroy the cells that release insulin (a necessary hormone to control blood sugar level. Type 2: This is the most common type, around 90 to 95% of people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes i.e, their body either resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce adequate insulin to maintain a normal glucose level.
In India the number of diabetic people are increasing. In fact people are being introduced to this condition even at an early age of 30 to 35.