The Worldwide Lifelong Affliction

Diabetes, diet, and lifestyle

Diabetes—A Brief Intro

It would not be far-fetched to say that Diabetes constitutes a grave global endemic. It is the fastest growing disease in the world with 415 million people already afflicted. Not to mention that this number is predicted to skyrocket to 642 million in just a couple of decades.

Diabetes prevents human cells from accepting sugar in the blood for energy purposes. This results in high levels of glucose in the bloodstream. Furthermore, the patient’s body either lacks insulin or is unable to use it properly.

There are two major categories of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. While the two types have a lot in common, they differ greatly. For example: The symptoms for type 1 diabetes are not only intense but they also develop very quickly, requiring swift medical attention. Meanwhile, the symptoms for type 2 diabetes develop very slowly, with most patients barely noticing them. As a result, diagnosis is often delayed for months.