Diabetes: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor
Find answers to commonly asked questions about diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease. It occurs when your blood glucose, also referred to as blood sugar is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, which helps glucose from food get into your cells so it can used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough, or doesn’t use it well or make any at all.
Diabetes is a complaint among people irrespective of their age.
There can be various reasons for the development of Diabetes and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.
Diabetes Facts – What is Blood Sugar and What is its Function?
Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose/blood sugar is too high. You need blood glucose because it is your main source of energy, it comes from the food you eat. Insulin is a hormone that is made by the pancreas and it helps glucose from food get into your cells so they can be used as energy. Sometimes your body does not have enough or any insulin at all or it just does not make it well. If this happens glucose then just stays in your blood and does not reach your cells.
If you have too much glucose in your blood it can cause health problems over time. There is no cure for diabetes but you can steps positive steps to manage your diabetes and remain healthy.
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Frequently asked questions
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To add a newThere are differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They are diagnosed with blood tests. They are both chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates glucose. Type 1 diabetes is often inherited and commonly develops in childhood. Type 2 diabetes develops over time. While type 1 can appear at any age it appears most noticeably in children aged 4-7 and 10 to 14. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand usually develops after age 35. It can occur in younger people, particularly if they are overweight and have a sedentary lifestyle. Women who suffered from gestational diabetes are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life. question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.