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Diabetes is metabolic, meaning it is the result of the processes that occur inside our bodies when we
digest food. Whenever we eat, food is transformed into sugar known as glucose. Glucose is our
main source of energy, our bodies' fuel. Glucose is transported throughout our body via the
bloodstream where it is stored in cells for energy and for our physical growth. For it to be stored
properly, the body makes use of insulin, a hormone produced by our pancreas.
About 5 to 10 percent of diabetics have Type I diabetes. With this type of diabetes, the pancreas do
not secrete enough insulin to help the body store glucose in the different cells of our body. Because
of this, individuals suffering from Type I diabetes often require insulin therapy to prevent the rise of
sugar levels in the blood to dangerous levels which can lead into more serious conditions.
The remaining 90 to 95 percent of diabetics have Type II diabetes. Type II diabetics suffer from
insulin resistance or sensitivity. Insulin is produced but the body is lacking in its ability to use it
properly. When sugar levels in the blood rises, they are given what is called oral hypoglycemic
agents. Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. During periods of sudden stress, oral hypoglycemic
agents might not be enough to stop the rise of sugar levels and so they are treated with insulin
injections as well. Type II diabetes can often be found in people who are obese.
Complications suffered from diabetes are 7 Steps To Health And The Big Diabetes Lie sometimes
fatal. With proper management of the symptoms however, and by avoiding the causes that brings
about these symptoms, diabetics can avoid such complications. Health care providers must make
sure that their patients are educated about such complications. They must also introduce ways on
how to properly manage diabetes to their patients.