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Deciphering Diabetes

diabetes Jan 04, 2021

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...

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