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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder usually caused by a deficient secretion of insulin produced by the pancreas. Even though the amount of glucose circulating in the blood is high, the amount absorbed by the tissues is low (insulin resistant). Heredity, diet and Obesity are major risk factors.
Diabetes mellitus is divided into two types: Type I-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) where insulin is crucial; and Type II-non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) where insulin is not required.
Due to the serious nature of the condition it is better to visit a health professional for personal advice on nutritional support.