Diabetes is disorder of metabolism. It is also known as an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. Pancreas is an organ located just behind the stomach. It produces the right amount of glucose. Pancreas ensures and maintains a constant level of glucose.
The glucose levels in the blood stream make the pancreas release just the right amount of insulin thereby maintaining an even amount of glucose at all times. Whenever the glucose levels in blood stream rises, the pancreas receive a signal to release insulin.
Mostly, insulin resistance causes abnormal pancreatic functioning. One of the first causes of diabetes is wearing out of pancreas in its attempt to lower blood glucose levels by producing increased amounts of insulin. A diabetic suffers because of failure of pancreas to produce insulin which result in rising of blood glucose levels above normal conditions.
Due to insulin’s inability to open cells for glucose to leave blood stream: glucose starts building up in tissue like kidneys, eyes, heart and around nerve endings which leads to serious long term and short term complications. Thus the proper functioning of pancreas plays an important role in warding off diabetes.