Diabetes - symptoms and how to test
The inability or failure to produce or properly utilise insulin is at the root of diabetes. Diabetes is a long-term illness that hinders your body's natural ability to convert food into usable fuel. Most of the food you consume is converted into glucose and absorbed into your circulation as sugar. Whites over the age of 40 and those of African-Caribbean, Black African, and South Asian descent over 25 are at increased risk. Blood tests are the benchmark for diagnosing metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes in pregnant women and their partners. A person's blood glucose level (also known as blood sugar) can be determined by doing a blood test. Diagnosing the form of diabetes you have can also be done through blood testing.