diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by high levels of glucose in the body, which is the result of the inability to produce or use insulin.
insulin It is a hormone produced by the body, whose role is to process sugars and turn them into energy.
What am I Differences between type 1 diabetes and 2?
diabetes type 1 diabetes Children and young people are usually diagnosed. Previously, this condition was known as juvenile diabetes.
The main feature of Type 1 diabetes is that the body does not produce insulin.
It is estimated that only 5% of diabetics have type 1 diabetes.
Patients who suffer from it should be treated with insulin therapy.
Instead, in type 2 diabetes, the body produces insulin, but the hormone is not quality, is insufficient or the cells do not use it. The latter is known as insulin resistance.
In the beginning, the pancreas produces more insulin than necessary to cover insulin deficiency. But, over time, the pancreas can not maintain that rhythm and can not produce enough insulin to maintain its normal glucose level.
Type 2 diabetes is most commonly encountered in Mexico, to such an extent that it is considered an epidemic in our country.
This condition is treated with changes in lifestyle, oral medication and insulin.
According to the Morbidity Directorate of the Directorate General of Epidemiology 2017, the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Mexico is 405.12 per 100,000 people aged over 10 years.
In 2016, this incidence was 367.72, which means that at the national level there was an increase of 10.17% in the rate of type 2 diabetes within one year.
This one November 14 commemorates World Diabetes Day.
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