Diabetes: An overview of a significant health issue
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.
Consult with your primary care provider or make an appointment at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine
Diabetes can be a serious condition and can have profound effects on your health. Consult with your primary care provider or make an appointment at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine
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Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services