About 2% of the Greek population has type 2 diabetes, while 25% do not know that they suffer. Every year 6540 people die of diabetes in our country, ie about 18 people / day! The National Health System spends about 1.2 billion Euros on diabetes. But all of this can be done by Nutrition Science.
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that is divided into two categories. There is type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a hormonal disorder. It occurs mainly in young people for this reason and is called “juvenile diabetes” or “insulin dependent”. In this type, the elevated blood sugar level is corrected by proper insulin intake, depending on the meals and the amount of carbohydrates they contain.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (SD2), is that of obesity. It is “non-insulin dependent” and occurs mainly in older, overweight people.