Once “diabetes,” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to your mind is high blood sugar right?
But I tell you, Blood sugar is way underestimated component of your health.
When your blood sugar level increases over a long period of time, it could develop into diabetes.
This is what happens to the body. When you you eat or drink, your body will break down sugars from your food by producing or using insulin that allows glucose (sugar) to turn into energy. Diabetes sets in when your body can no longer produce or use insulin, the hormone that allows your body to turn glucose (sugar) into energy.
Diabetes affects the blood vessels and nerves and therefore can affect any part of the body.
However, diabetic complications can be prevented by maintaining a strong level of control on your diabetes, your blood pressure and cholesterol
Type 1 diabetes may be caused by factors that are out of your control.
while Type 2 diabetes can be prevented with better food choices, increased activity, and weight loss.
Discuss potential diabetes risks with your doctor. If you’re at risk, have your blood sugar tested and follow your doctor’s advice for managing your blood sugar.