What is Diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when the body is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin produces. Insulin is essential for the body to use glucose from food to produce energy. Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to raised glucose levels in the blood, known as hyperglycaemia. Over the long-term, high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by an auto-immune disorder where the body’s defence system attacks the insulin-producing cells located in the pancreas, resulting in an inability to produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes develops a result of factors related to environment, lifestyle and genetic predisposition. People with Type 2 diabetes produce insulin, however, it is not enough for the body to function with.
The largest diabetes epidemic
Asia Pacific has
of the world’s total population living with diabetes
Diabetes and complications from diabetes contribute to
deaths in Asia Pacific per year
There are 94.5 million undiagnosed cases of diabetes in Asia Pacific.
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