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Diabetes

There are two main types of diabetes type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel for the cells in the body, and insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells.
Finding out you have diabetes is scary. But don't panic. Type 1 diabetes is serious, but people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel for the cells in the body, and insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems
Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.
Gestational diabetes is also found in pregnant woman between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. Most often, gestational diabetes goes away after the baby is born. The pregnant body isn't able to use the sugar (glucose) in the blood as well as it should, so the level of sugar in the blood becomes higher than normal.
The primary goal to keeping diabetes under control is not avoiding particular foods, but keeping blood glucose at acceptable levels. People with diabetes should also aim for healthy lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels and control of blood pressure.
A diabetic diet is really just a good healthy diet. Somebody with diabetes can eat anything that anyone else can eat. They just need to be far more careful about how they eat.


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