Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make.
Different kinds of diabetes can occur, and managing the condition depends on the type. Not all forms of diabetes originate from a person being obese or leading a lazy and inactive lifestyle. In fact, some are present right from the childhood.