Diabetes mellitus occurs due to defective insulin secretion or/and resistance to insulin action. This culminates to increase in blood sugars and hence diabetes.
Diabetes can lead myriad short term and long term complications like Retinopathy (blindness), nephropathy (kidney damage), neuropathy, ischaemic heart disease (Heart attacks), stroke, decreased blood flow to the limbs and sexual dysfunction.
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Gestational diabetes mellitus
- MODY/LADA/Pancreatic diabetes
- Other Secondary forms of diabetes mellitus