Diabetes is a disorder affecting the pancreas which produces the hormone insulin. Insulin helps the body use food for energy. The condition is due to either insufficient insulin being produced or no insulin being secreted by the pancreatic cells, or both. Insulin works together with glucose in the bloodstream to help it enter the body’s cells for all metabolic activity. Therefore if insulin does not functioning properly, glucose cannot enter the cells and this produces an imbalance.
Along with its known primary symptoms and changes, Diabetes may bring about additional undesirable changes to vital organs which can hamper their functioning and may prove to be fatal. Thus effectively managing diabetes and its complications in the body, calls for a holistic approach that goes beyond controlling the blood sugar and focuses on overall management of the disease.
The most common symptom of diabetes is fatigue and increased thirst and hunger, along with frequent urination.