Glossary term explanation

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. Diabetes is caused by the body’s failure to produce sufficient insulin (type 1 diabetes) or by the body’s failure to respond to the available insulin (type 2 diabetes).
The high blood sugar levels that are characteristic of diabetes are associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary artery disease.
Decreased plasma Coenzyme Q10 concentrations have been observed in cases of diabetes. Clinical research has shown that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can safely take Coenzyme Q10 supplements.



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