Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar levels. Blood glucose is the concentration of glucose in the blood, which is the main source of energy for your body. It is insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, which helps glucose from food enter your cells to be used as a source of energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it properly. As a result, glucose stays in your blood and does not reach your cells. You then get diabetes. Here are 8 warning signs of the disease.
In France, diabetes affects about 3.3 million people, which represents 5% of the population. And according to the World Health Organization, the number of people suffering from the disease has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, an increase of 290% in just 34 years.
The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can result in excess sugar in your blood. Large amounts of blood sugar can lead to serious health problems.