Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce sufficient insulin, or because cells do not react to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produce the classical symptom of polyuria,polydipsia and polyphagia.

There are three main types of diabetes- results from the body's failure to produce insulin, results from insulin resistance, Gestational diabetes.

Diabetes mellitus also comprise congenital diabetes, which is due to genetic defects of insulin secretion, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, steroid diabetes induced by high doses of glucocorticoids, and quite a lot of forms of monogenic diabetes.

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