Diabetes is a condition that develops when your blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) levels are too high. Blood glucose, which originates from the food you eat, is your major source of energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, aids glucose absorption into cells for energy production. Sometimes your body doesn’t produce enough — or any — insulin, or it doesn’t use it effectively. Glucose remains in your bloodstream and does not reach your cells as a result.
Diabetes is often referred to as “borderline diabetes” or “a touch of sugar.” These phrases imply that someone does not have diabetes or has a milder form of the disease. Nevertheless, each and every case should be taken with the same level of seriousness.