Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
The hormone insulin controls the amount of glucose in the blood, but problems start to arise when the amount of insulin being produced by the pancreas isn’t doing business.
Around 10% of diabetes cases are Type 1 (where no insulin is being produced at all) and usually occur before the age of 40. The overwhelming majority of diabetes cases are Type 2 (where not enough insulin is being produced or the body’s cells aren’t responding to insulin properly) and can happen at any age.
Learn how to spot the symptoms and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.