Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of chronic diseases described by an increased level of sugar in blood.
The most common types of DM are type 1 diabetes (without proper insulin therapy a person may die), type 2 diabetes (more frequently diagnosed) and gestational diabetes (diabetes developing during pregnancy).
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease associated with impairment of the pancreas. Body’s immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas causing full or partial stop of insulin production and provoking increasing in the level of sugar in blood. The body cannot produced insulin on its own any longer that is why a patient needs everyday insulin injections. T1D can develop at any age but more often it is diagnosed at the age before 30.
Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) is a metabolic disease associated with chronic hyperglycemia (an excessive amount of glucose in the blood plasma) developing as a result of impaired interaction between insulin and tissue cells.
Every year GEROPHARM supports charitable funds, implements social projects aim at informing on the measures of timely diagnosis and prevention of diseases and it also provides targeted support to families in trouble.
Since 2013 GEROPHARM implemented series of unique social activities relating to the problem of diabetes.