Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas) to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use.
In diabetes, something goes wrong with this process. Food is changed into glucose, but either your body doesn’t make enough insulin or it can’t properly use the insulin it produces.
When the glucose is unable to enter the cells, it begins to build up in the bloodstream. High blood-glucose levels, or as they’re sometimes known – high blood-sugar levels, are one of the main signs of undiagnosed diabetes.
The goal of treatment for all types of diabetes is to keep blood sugar at or near normal levels.
Here is what you will learn inside…
- What Is Diabetes?
- How Diabetes Works
- Diabetes Symptoms
- Diabetes Type 2
- Controlling Diabetes 2
Diabetes Type 2 Guide by AppWarrior
Released: October 22, 2010.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.