With a number of causes and factors including excess weight, diabetes continues to grow into one of the most significant medical threats of our time. Resulting from an insulin defect in the body, this chronic disease can cause many serious – potentially life threatening – conditions, including loss of sight, high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as long term damage to the kidneys or nervous system. Without a doubt, diabetes is a very serious illness.
Despite the potential severity of the condition, though, there are many forms of treatment available to make diabetes more manageable and avoid further complications. Why, then, do people continue to die prematurely despite the availability of treatment options? What can be done to keep sufferers of diabetes free of serious illness for longer?