The battle against diabetes
When you have Diabetes, you will find that your blood glucose level is very high and needs treatment immediately. Diabetes occurs when people have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood; this is usually because of a poor diet and weight. Glucose is what gives us our energy so it is needed, but too much can be dangerous and life changing.
According to The Diabetes Research Institute, worldwide, it afflicts more than 422 million people. Our body releases insulin to help the glucose enter our blood to then enter our cells. If you have diabetes, this system does not work meaning your pancreas no longer sense when glucose has entered your bloodstream and has not released the right amount of insulin. Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition that comes in two forms:
Type 1 – When you have this form, it means that your body can’t make any insulin at all. People with Type 1 diabetes are given insulin regularly to maintain their levels. The amount of insulin prescribed is based on food intake, exercise, stress, emotions and general health.
Type 2 – When you have this form, your body either can’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t work effectively. According to NHS, this is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2. Although your body may not effectively produce insulin, suffers will not be dependent on insulin. Instead, treatment will focus on their diet and exercise.