What is Diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus is a complex, chronic condition where the body is unable to properly use or store glucose because of a lack of or inefficient secretion of the Insulin hormone from the pancreas to control sugar. That lack leads to high blood glucose levels and eventual damage of the arteries supplying every organ in the body. Diabetes affects all areas of a person’s life and requires high quality care. There is a prevalence of incidence of more than 15-30 % in Bahrain that can reach up to 50% for certain ages and genders, a rate considered one of the highest in the world. It is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure and necessary dialysis, non-traumatic amputations, heart disease, and strokes. A special emphasize on the care of such high-risk population is provided to prevent these complications.

What are the symptoms of Diabetes?

Causes and Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Diagnosis of Diabetes

Treating Diabetes

Managing Diabetes

Help Prevent Diabetic Complications

Endocrine System Disorders

Osteoporosis

Obesity

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