Known as diabetes mellitus and differentiated into type 1 (pancreatic beta cell death; absolute insulin deficiency) and type 2 (pancreatic exhaustion, insulin resistance, relative insulin deficiency), this is a metabolic disorder affecting millions all over the world. When we look at broad demographics over the past 50 years, the incidence and prevalence of this condition has been assuming an accelerated growth phase. This is alarming and has already set several wheels of research in motion, which have revealed certain interesting statistics and trends. Most important of these is the contribution of lifestyle, which is what we hear being talked about the most. Insulin resistance can be induced by the environment and stress which tilts the balance of internal hormonal milieu to an unfavourable level. This has profound effects on ageing and there is supposed to be internal hormonal cross talk which the affected organs use to communicate internal stress to other organs. The net effect of these is to advance ageing in the body, and manifest in early coronary artery disease, fatty degeneration of liver and increasing stiffness of heart and blood vessels. These are all reversible, and the incidence of diabetes can be prevented by using appropriate dietary and pharmaceutical use. This is what we stress at the Glands center (Trivandrum Endocrinology Center) – please register your name and number and have a consultation – this may save your life!