Prof. Dr. Berrin Çarmıklı Demirbaş
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease, caused by either inadequate production of the hormone insulin or a lack of response to insulin by various cells of the body. Consequently, the organism cannot sufficiently benefit from carbohydrates, fats and proteins and needs constant medical care.
Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome of disordered metabolism with inappropriate hyperglycemia due either to an absolute deficiency of insulin secretion or a reduction in the biologic effectiveness of insulin or both. It may lead to serious complications. In conclusion, one may not use the glucose, which is derived from foods and transported into the blood circulation, and blood glucose level increases.