Diabetes is an umbrella term to describe a condition associated with abnormal blood sugar levels.
There are three primary forms, which include type 1, type 2 and gestational.
- Type 1 diabetes is associated with the pancreas producing little-to-no insulin, causing people to rely on insulin for survival.
- Type 2 diabetes describes elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, caused by damage to the pancreas. Damage to the pancreas is generally associated with a poor diet and lifestyle choices. However, genetic predisposition can also play a role.
- Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy. It is generally caused by the changes in hormones leading to insulin resistance, resulting in a blood sugar level spike.
Today we will focus on Type 2 Diabetes.
So, I’ve provided a brief overview regarding type 2 diabetes, but let’s dive a little deeper. Type 2 diabetes is a multifaceted condition, which is generally caused by a diet high in carbohydrates, a lack of...