What is Diabetes?
As you may or may not know, diabetes is a metabolic disorder by which the body either fails to produce adequate amounts of insulin needed to properly break down glucose in the blood, or cells in the body are simply unable to react properly to the insulin that is created, leading to the same results.
Those who suffer from this disease may have side effects like frequent urination and thirst, but it can also lead to more serious complications like:
- neuropathy (nerve damage)
- heart disease
- an inability of the body to heal wounds
- and in extreme cases, amputation of extremities