Diabetes can lead to infertility
Diabetes is a non-communicable disease and it has become rampant in our society.It can now be likened to a plague. It is characterised by the absolute or reduced production of insulin, a hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar, or a relative insensitivity of the bodys cells to this hormone, leading to persistently elevated blood sugar levels.
Blood sugar must be strictly regulated within a range and any changes out of this range can be debilitating to ones health. If its too low, the body cannot function properly and when its toon high it can lead to death.
Also, if too high (hyperglycemia), many body functions are compromised, the body becomes a nidus for an unpleasant micro-organism to flourish, metabolic processes are altered, many organ systems like the heart, kidneys, brain are affected and they can shut down, if blood sugar is not controlled.
This processes can lead to elevated blood sugar and a disease called diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes can either be type one, in which the bodys own natural defences see the pancreatic beta islet cells (where insulin the blood sugar reducing hormone is produced) as enemies and destroy them; a process known as autoimmune disease.
Or type two, which consists of an array of dysfunctions characterised by hyperglycemia and resulting from the combination of resistance to insulin action, inadequate insulin secretion, and excessive or inappropriate glucagon secretion (glucagon is the hormone that causes processes that increase blood sugar, has the opposite effect of insulin).
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