Understanding and Controlling DIABETESThe prevalance of Diabetes has steadily increased in the last half century and is expected to continue spreading. In the US alone, it is estimated that over 16 million people suffer from Diabetes and another 5.4 million are not even aware of having it. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder when the human body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone required to convert sugar, starches and other food, into energy. Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by constant high levels of blood glucose (sugar). Though Diabetes Mellitus is not completely curable, it is controllable to a great extent. It is thus important to have accurate information to manage it successfully. The control of Diabetes mostly depends on the patient taking responsibility for diet, exercise and medication. Advances in Diabetes research have led to better ways of managing it and treating its complications. This book from the HEAL series, focuses on what every person should know about Diabetes and the necessary steps which need to be taken in order to lead an active and fulfilled life despite it.
Understanding and Controlling DIABETES
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