Diabetes
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  What is Diabetes?

If you have found your way to this page it is probably because you are searching for everything there is to know about diabetes. Knowledge is power. You have questions and you need answers to have power over this chronic disease.

The diseases which are listed under Diabetes Mellitus are many with the most common being Type-1 diabetes and Type-2 diabetes. These are diseases of the metabolic system and involve the body's ability in metabolizing sugar using the hormone insulin. Insulin helps the cells use the simple sugar glucose which is needed for repair, growth and energy.

In Type-1 diabetes, the body produces little or no insulin so those with this type of diabetes need to be on insulin therapy for their entire lives. Before 1924 Type-1 diabetes usually ended with dead after a couple of years but with the advent of insulin those who have this disease are now able to manage this chronic condition. Type-1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes because those who have this type of diabetes are usually diagnosed with it between the ages of 9 and 15 years of age.

With Type-2 diabetes, the body produces plenty of insulin but cells are unable to use it. This type of diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and although it used to normally develop in older adults, Type 2 diabetes is now developing at all ages. Major risk factors for Type-2 diabetes are unhealthy diets, little or no exercise and being overweight or obese. There is currently a world wide epidemic of Type-2 diabetes which researchers believe is being driven in many areas because of sedentary life styles revolving around computers, video games, television and fast foods. Fast food restaurants are now in every corner of our world.

Anti Diabetic

Anti-Diabetic Drugs are medicines that are used to treat diabetic patints or patients whose blood sugar levels are high. These medicines help control blood sugar levels in patients with Sugar Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus. Antidiabetic drugs help to reduce the concentration of glucose in the blood of people with diabetes mellitus. By keeping the blood sugar at normal, these drugs reduce some of the risks associated with diabetes.

Anti Diabetic Drugs Classes
Injections (Insulin)
Oral hypoglycemics
Herbal Medicines

How Does Antidiabetic Drugs Work?
Antidiabetic drugs work by
Increasing insulin levels in the body.
Increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.
Decreasing glucose absorption in the intestines.

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