Dr. Ajay Gupta, MD Chief Pathologist IFA , Gurugram
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder (disease in which our body destroys our own cells) leading to high blood glucose levels. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and less than 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In this disease, the body produces little or no insulin-a hormone released by pancreas in our body.
Type 2 diabetes is incredibly common these days and it has the ability to affect every part of your body, right from your eyes to your feet. One of the best ways to prevent diabetes to mess with your body anymore than it already has is to go for routine tests and health checkups. These tests will identify potential problems at their very onset that is necessary to prevent complications and provide effective treatment.