What is diabetes mellitus? It's Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

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Diabetes mellitus is nothing else but another name for diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease where a person has high blood sugar. The blood sugar increases when the insulin production is inadequate. If the pancreas produces little or no insulin then it can lead to diabetes. The symptoms for diabetes include
1.    Increased thirst and hunger after eating food.
2.    Dry mouth
3.    Frequent urination
4.    Unexplained weight loss
5.    Weakness and lethargy
6.    Blurred vision
7.    Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
8.    Slow healing of sores or cuts
9.    Dry and itchy skin
10.  Frequent yeast infections
Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be controlled through medications.  Diabetes type 1 lasts a lifetime. Type 1 diabetes can be treated with regular insulin injections along with a special diet and exercises.  Type 2 diabetes also lasts for lifetime but people have gotten rid of diabetes type 2 symptoms with the help of exercises and a healthy diet. Type 2 diabetes is usually treated with the help of tablets and by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Arizona found that type 2 Diabetes can be reversed through gastric bypass surgery.


Diabetes mellitus medical name and more widely this health condition is referred to as diabetes by most people. This is when the body has a high blood sugar level for a really long period=d of time or for a certain period of time. The blood sugar levels of the body need to remain a certain amount and when it tends to remain higher than the normal for a longer period of time it is recognized as diabetes in the patient. This disorder belongs to the group of metabolic disorder and can prove to have various kinds of effects on the health of the patient.
Some of the common symptoms of high blood sugar are as follows
1.    The patients who have this disorder often need to frequently urinate.
2.    There is an increase in the amount of water they tend to drink.
3.    They feel hungry more than usual and the need to eat often.


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