Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is vital as it enables the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to produce energy. Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively, leads to raised glucose levels in the blood which causes damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues. Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Diabetes is a complex systemic condition requiring a specialised approach and individualised programme of care.
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