Diabetes is a serious disease where the body cannot properly process glucose. Glucose is also known as blood sugar. In the pancreas, a hormone called insulin is produced. The pancreas releases insulin to assist the body in storing and using sugar and fat from foods that we consume.
Diabetes is a life long condition, and there is no known cure. There are about 18 million Americans that have diabetes, and about 1/3 of them are not even aware that they also have the disease. There are 41 million people who have pre-diabetes. Without proper diet and treatment, they can progress to full-blown diabetes. Without proper management, diabetes can wreak havoc on every aspect of the body.
Type 2 Diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease where the body fights and resists the effects of insulin. The body may also not produce the right amount of insulin that the body needs to function correctly. Another name for type 2 diabetes is adult-onset diabetes because people tend to get diagnosed as adults though more children are getting diagnosed due to childhood obesity. There is no known cure, but there are steps you can take to manage the disease.