Over 400 million people suffer from diabetes globally. What is diabetes, how is it caused, and what role does insulin play in its onset and treatment?
- Insulin is a hormone that controls glucose levels and is produced in the pancreas.
- There is no cure for diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes usually occurs at a young age and is treated with insulin injections.
- Type 2 diabetes usually develops later in life and is associated with being inactive and overweight.