Diabetes Mellitus (dye-uh-BEE-teez)
A disease that occurs when the body is not able to use blood glucose (sugar).
Blood sugar levels are controlled by insulin, a hormone in the body that helps move glucose (sugar) from the blood to muscles and other tissues. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body does not respond to the insulin that is made. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. [See definitions]
Is not changing eating habits to lose weight. The true meaning of diet is a holistic approach to food, health, and weight. It is what a person eats and drinks but it also is so much more.