What is diabetes
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, people who have close relatives with the disease are somewhat more likely to develop it. Other risk factors include: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity. The risk of developing diabetes also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight are more likely to develop diabetes, although the incidence of type 2 diabetes in adolescents is growing.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Not sure what that means? This is the place to find out more about diabetes and how we at Yes2Life can help you.
Diabetes is a condition in which your body is unable to use the glucose from the food you eat. Glucose comes from foods such as breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruits and vegetables. To use glucose, your body needs insulin. Insulin is made by a gland in your body called the pancreas.