Diabetes is all about blood sugar and insulin. It can change your entire body.
After a drink or a meal, your body breaks down what you eat into proteins, fats, and a form of sugar called glucose. This glucose then gets absorbed by your body’s muscles and organs, which gives you energy. But your body needs insulin — a hormone made by the pancreas — for your body to absorb this energy.
In a person with diabetes, the pancreas either makes little to no insulin, or the insulin can’t be used effectively by the body. When this happens , blood glucose levels rise while the rest of your cells are robbed of much-needed energy. That can lead to many problems affecting nearly all of your body.
This can take a toll on:
Check out the next few articles for about diabetes and the body. Just joining us? Check out, Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. Or, you can start at the beginning of the series.
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Last updated: 4/4/2019
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