Diabetes Mellitus

Sheridan Blasche

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes is chronic lifelong condition that affects your body's ability to use the energy found in food. Usually your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into glucose. This fuels the cells in your body and the cells need insulin. In this case either your body doesn't make enough insulin, it can't use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both.

Works Cited


  • "Diabetes Mellitus: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.
  • "Diabetes Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 1998. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.