Di­a­betes...the facts

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

DI­A­BETES oc­curs be­cause glu­cose stays in the blood and is not con­verted by in­sulin as fuel for en­ergy.

The body tries to re­duce blood glu­cose lev­els by flush­ing the ex­cess out in the urine.

Symp­toms in­clude: ex­treme tired­ness, go­ing to the toi­let all the time, weight loss, slow heal­ing and blurred vi­sion.

Type 1 di­a­betes is when no in­sulin is pro­duced at all be­cause cells in the pan­creas have been de­stroyed. It is nearly al­ways treated with in­sulin in­jec­tions.

Type 2 di­a­betes de­vel­ops more slowly and can be life­style re­lated. It can be treated with diet or med­i­ca­tion.

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