Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as "sugar disease" is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the blood sugar level is temporarily increased steadily.
The term "diabetes" is derived from Greek and means "flow through", the Latin word "mellitus" Means "honey-sweet". Together, they describe the disease sign that diabetes was already recognized in ancient times: an increased excretion of sugar in the urine.
There are several forms of diabetes: the most common is type 2 diabetes followed by type 1 diabetes . Another form is gestational diabetes. Common to all forms is that the increased blood glucose levels can lead to various secondary diseases, such as cardiovascular problems, kidney and nerve diseases. Read in detail about what is Diabetes Mellitus.Diabetes can only be treated in the team: Internists with a focus on endocrinology and diabetology or an additional training diabetology work closely with general internists or doctors in the home care sector. Special patient trainingcontinue reading