Diabetes

Definition:

Diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disorder that results in increased blood sugar.

          Type 1: When the pancreas fails to produce sufficient insulin.

          Type 2: When the body fails to respond to insulin due to an increased resistance. This is usually caused by obesity and lack of exercise.

          Gestational: certain pregnant women can develop diabetes during the course of their pregnancy.

Links to authorities:

Diabetes Prevention Program

Vaccinations:

Influenza (yearly), Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B