What Is Diabetes?
With diabetes such an epidemic today, it is essential that you know exactly what it is. Why? Well, to prevent getting diabetes yourself that
In layman’s terms, diabetes is the inability of the body to process sugars properly. When we eat or drink,
our pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin is released into the blood and helps to
regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. Diabetes is a condition where this process does not function correctly. The reason why diabetes occurs is that no insulin is being
produced and requires the sufferer to use insulin injections, (often called Type 1 Diabetes)
and requires the sufferer to use insulin injections,or insulin is produced but the body becomes
resistant to it.
This renders the insulin ineffective. This is normally
called Type 2 Diabetes and is rapidly becoming more common. The danger is that while diabetes is not immediately life-threatening the long-term effects of high blood sugar can be damaging to one’s health.
Uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged high blood sugar levels can, in later life, cause problems to many organs including the kidneys, eyes, nerves, and heart.