How does the disease affect the body?
You can't eat what you want to. You have to eat certain foods.
What is the disease?
The disease is when the body's ability to respond to the hormone insulin is impaired.
What age group do people get diagnosed with diabetes?
Middle-aged and older adults
Number of people affected by the disease
About 1.4 million people are affected by diabetes.
What it looks like.
What organs and systems are affected ?
It affects the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, kidneys, nervous system, and respiratory system.
Is there a cure?
There is not a cure.
Is the disease heredity?
It is caused by both heredity and environmental factors.
What treatments and/or medication are available for diabetes?
There is metformin, sulfony lureas, meglitinides, ect.
When was the disease discovered?
It was discovered in 1889.