Without treatment, diabetes causes short and long-term damage
a chronic glucose metabolism disorder
Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disease worldwide.
Type 2 diabetes in particular is increasing rapidly worldwide. Due to modern lifestyle, too little exercise and too much and fatty food, the number of people suffering from diabetes is increasing.
There are about 800,000 people in Austria suffering from diabetes mellitus. However, about 294,000 of these people are still undiagnosed. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that in 2040 a total of about 642 million people worldwide could suffer from a glucose metabolism disorder.*
(*Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection: Austrian Diabetes Report 2017.)
The following signs can indicate a metabolic disorder or diabetes:
- Increased urination
- Tiredness, weariness
- Dramatic weight loss
- Skin inflammation, pruritus
- Bad wound-healing
At any suspect the doctor should be consulted immediately. The following pages will show a lot of information regarding diabetes.
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