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What Is Diabetes

abril 26, 2018

You are not alone of course they’re not alone we’re right here no I mean they’re not alone because they have diabetes this affects millions of people every year millions is there a cure unfortunately there is no cure but there is treatment and after we tell you what is happening in your body we’ll show you how to take care of yourself look out diabetes here we come the body is made of trillions of cells that’s a million million that need energy to function millions of millions that’s a lot mmm how about seven the food you eat is turned into sugar which is called glucose and glucose travels to all of your cells through the bloodstream inside your body is an organ called the pancreas the pancreas makes something called insulin which helps all those cells in your body use the glucose your cells need the glucose to grow and get the power they need if you have diabetes your body has trouble controlling the level of glucose in your blood either your pancreas isn’t making enough insulin or your cells aren’t reacting to the insulin the way they should so there’s too much glucose running around in your blood and that’s a bad thing yes having too much or too little glucose in your blood can damage your heart blood vessels kidneys brain and nerves and cause eyesight that gets worse and worse over many years and that’s not good how do we know if we have this some symptoms are too much thirst or hunger paying too often weight loss tiredness changes in vision slow healing cuts and itching of your skin that goes on and on that’s a lot of stuff that’s why it’s very important for people with diabetes to take care of themselves in some cases people with diabetes need to take daily insulin shots sometimes you can control this disease through diet and exercise and taking medication by mouth your doctor can help you with a diet and medication plan so that your blood sugar is regulated I know some healthy foods fruit vegetables whole grains fish nuts beans and you need to exercise to getting good exercise really helps your body control your glucose levels you can run swim skip hop bicycle jump rope play games just keep your body moving dance but even when you’re as active as Daniel you still need to check your blood sugar level regularly your doctor will show you how and in no time you’ll be able to do it yourself

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