Diabetes = a chronic disease where someone is not able to metabolise glucose properly.
Types of Diabetes.
Type 1 (insulin dependent) - body is unable to produce insulin. Normally begins in childhood. May be the result of an autoimmune response where the bodys immuine system attacks B cells of the islets of Langerhans. Develops quicky. Symptoms may be weight loss, tiredness, thirst etc.
Type 2 (insulin independent) - normally due to the glycoprotein receptors on body cells losing…