Self Interventional Module for Diabetes Mellitus


  • Prof. C. Jegatha, Dr. V. Hemavathy


Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Our body performs so many functions for which it needs lot of energy. This energy comes from the food we eat. The food is broken down, burned and utilized in the body. This take place with the help of many substances produced within the body. Insulin is one of them and this is produced in the pancreas. It is a gland located just below the stomach, and is responsible for converting sugars, starches and other foods into energy. Diabetes mellitus is treatable and controllable disease. The overall goal therapy is to control or regulation of blood sugar. When the blood sugar is successfully regulated, the complications of low and high sugar level can be prevented with minimal disruption to abnormal life style.