insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent.
nearly always insulin dependant.
A condition where the
amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high because the pancreas cannot
process it properly. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the
glucose enter the necessary cells. Complications can occur in vision, kidneys,
heart, nerves and major arteries.
to look out for: A very severe and regular thirst, repeatedly visiting the loo,
especially at night, extreme tiredness, weight loss and blurred vision.
Treatment: Blood tests and appropriate injection of insulin