What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body does not make enough-or any-insulin or does not use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and does not reach your cells.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy.
Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone does not really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.
What health problems can people with diabetes develop?
Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as
diabetes type 2,
diabetes type 1,
diabetes and exercise,
diabetes and fasting,
diabetes and high blood pressure,
diabetes and the body,
diabetes and alcohol,
diabetes and keto,
a diabetic diet,
a diabetic breakfast,
a diabetic cat,
a diabetic trip to the grocery store,
a diabetic diet plan,
a diabetic seizure,
a diabetic patient can eat mango,
a diabetic patient can eat dates,
a diabetic hypo,