More than "just" raised blood sugar
Diabetes mellitus (the "sugar disease") initially manifests itself as a disorder of the sugar metabolism.
Diabetes mellitus is divided into two main forms: type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are also other forms of diabetes, for example from diseases of the pancreas, or when it occurs during pregnancy. In all forms of diabetes, the blood sugar level is elevated.
If diabetes is not treated or is treated inadequately, this can have far-reaching consequences for other organs. Early detection and treatment are therefore important.