Beware of diabetes

Type 1 diabetes

BY GABRIEL ISAAC OTUK Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. There are various types of diabetes. These include: Type 1 diabetes This is previously known as insulin-dependent, juvenile or childhood-onset. It is characterised by deficient insulin production and requires daily administration of insulin. The cause of type 1 diabetes is not…

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