Life style of diabetics attending outpatient department Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur.

Muhammad Arif, Rashid Iqbal, Abdul Sattar


Diabetes is a group of disorders resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance.

There are two types of diabetes

mellitus which are insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or type 1 (DM) and non  insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or type 2 DM.

There is increased risk of type 2 DM in people with sedentary life style, middle aged , elderly ones, who have family history of diabetes while types 1 DM has autoimmune component more significant. There is decreased incidence of type 2 DM in those with healthy life style. Also there is slow progression of type 2 DM and risk of chronic complications in those with healthy life practices.

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