Secondary complications

Visceral Adiposity

The growing visceral adipose tissue (e.g. belly fat) is known to secrete many hormones and cytokines that act against insulin. The growth also activates the immune system and leads to a situation, where the immune cells are excited throughout the whole body.

This is called chronic systemic inflammation and represents the background for the development of many chronic diseases including, but not limited to, vascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's disease and others. Chronic systemic inflammation can be monitored by measuring a liver protein, which is an indicator of the activation of macrophages "CRP".

A highly-sensitive method is required for a good result - therefore: "hsCRP" is determined. A validated and internationally used risk classification based on the plasma levels of hsCRP is used in our biomarker system.

If the blood sugar level is too high, in principle, the entire body is in great danger. The symptoms affect not only the heart, but among other things, the eyes, liver, kidney and the feet. The most serious consequence for the foot is an amputation. For example, in Germany the number of amputations is very high. In this case, around 25,000 diabetics per year suffer from diabetes where the foot cannot be saved.

In the early fifties, the disease was already running rampant, but in 1960 there were already a million diabetics. The reason that the  DDS (German Diabetes Corporation) found was a lack of movement as well as an incorrect diet. Obesity is also a cause in many countries like the United States & Mexico. It is now one of the biggest health risks of all. Diabetes is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide.