Diabetes Mellitus, commonly known as Diabetes or Sugar (ذیابطیس/شوگر), is a metabolic disorder that causes high blood sugar. The hormone, insulin, is responsible for converting our blood sugar to energy. With diabetes, your body becomes unable to produce enough insulin (Diabetes Type 1) or the insulin produced is ineffective (Diabetes Type 2).

The most common symptoms of diabetes (ذیابطیس/شوگر کی علامات) are frequent urination, increased thirst, rapid weight loss, blurry vision, and fatigue. The actual cause of diabetes depends upon the type of diabetes you have. Some of the factors that increase your risk for diabetes are age and genetics and are outside of your control.

Controlling blood sugar (glucose level) is the major goal of diabetes treatment (ذیابطیس کا علاج), in order to prevent complications of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin as well as dietary changes and exercise. Type 2 diabetes may be managed with non-insulin medications, insulin, weight reduction, or dietary changes.

Dr. Rehan Uppal is a Diabetologist practicing in Islamabad. He has been practicing for around 20 years and advises patients on all diabetes-related problems ranging from general blood sugar control to advanced complications of the disease.

If you wish to book an appointment with Dr. Rehan, please visit the link below or call at 051-815-1800.