Diabetes is a disease that happens when blood glucose levels are higher than normal. The body’s pancreases, which lies near the stomach, is responsible for making a hormone called insulin that helps glucose get into the cells of our bodies. Type 1 diabetes is when your body doesn’t make insulin or has too little insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when your body does not use its inulin properly.
Type 1 Diabetes
Often random and normally starts in people younger than 35 who are non-obese. There is a rapid onset of symptoms like ketoacidosis. The body cannot produce insulin and the condition must be managed with insulin injections, diet and exercise control.
Type 2 Diabetes
Strong family history that normally starts in older people and accompanied by obesity. There are no obvious signs in the early stages. Body cells are resistant to insulin and the condition is managed with oral medications, diet and exercise control.
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1. Move More
The human body uses insulin better and absorbs glue proficiently through exercise.
2. Diet Changes
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains must be consumed instead of read meat.
3. Quit Smoking
Smoking increases the risk for developing diabetes.
Diabetes Fact Sheet
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