A chronic disease in which a person’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the cells of the body do not respond to the insulin that is produced, therefore causing high levels of sugar circulating in the blood. This high level of sugar can cause wear and tear on a person’s body and can result in complications.
Symptoms of diabetes can be easy to miss at first, until the blood sugar level becomes very high. Some of the most common and general symptoms are being extremely thirsty, frequent urination, dizziness, extreme fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision.
There are several types of diabetes, and each type has unique symptoms, causes, and treatments.