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Common questions about what is diabetes mellitus

What is Insulin and What is Its Role in the Body? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. After a meal, the glucose levels in the blood rise. In response to raised blood glucose level, the pancreas produces insulin, which helps in the entry of glucose into the cells. A part of this glucose is used to produce energy and the remaining is stored as glycogen, in liver and muscles. Insulin thus helps the entry of glucose into the cells and in the storage of glucose as glycogen. Insulin is also... 

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a hereditary or developmental disease marked by a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by abnormal insulin levels. Insulin is an essential hormone secreted by the pancreas, which is critical for the metabolism of glucose. Insulin also functions to convert glucose to glycogen (for storage in the liver and skeletal muscle), and to efficiently transfer glucose from the blood to skeletal and cardiac muscle.