Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is among the most common non-communicable disease worldwide. It is estimated that the total number of people with DM will increase from 2.8% in 2010 to 4.4% in 2030. The total number will rise from 171 million to 366 million in 2030. This increase has been associated with the aging population and the epidemiological transition, this is as a result of ever changing lifestyles and reduced physical activities and thus fat transforms into obesity which poses a huge risk to Diabetes Mellitus.

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Running Head: BIOLOGY (AND OTHER LIFE SCIENCES)Biology (and other Life Sciences)NameSchoolBIOLOGY (AND OTHER LIFE SCIENCES)2Diabetes MellitusDiabetes mellitus (DM) is among the most common non-communicable diseaseworldwide. It is estimated that the total number of people with DM will increase from 2.8% in2010 to 4.4% in 2030. The total number will rise from 171 million to 366 million in 2030. Thisincrease has been associated with the aging population and the epidemiological transition, this isas a result of ever changing lifestyles and reduced physical activities and thus fat transforms intoobesity which poses a huge risk to Diabetes Mellitus.Prevalence of diabetes is higher in people living in urban areas than those living in ruralareas this is attributed to different lifestyles for the two sets of people. The main aim of thispaper is to discuss diabetes mellitus. The paper will include a brief background of diabetesmellitus. General definition of diabetes mellitus, its cure and also how to take care of patient withdiabetes mellitus will be included as part of discussion of this paper.Definition:Diabetes Mellitus: a group of metabolic diseases characterized by elevated blood glucoselevels (Hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Insulinis a hormone manufactured by the beta cells of the pancreas, which is required to utilize glucosefrom digested food as an energy source. Chronic hyperglycemia is associated
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