Diabetes is a condition that occurs when glucose (sugar) builds up in the blood. When this happens, the body is not able to use the glucose for energy. This occurs when the insulin does not work right.
With Diabetes, the pancreas, an organ near the stomach, may not make any insulin or not enough insulin. Sometimes, the body is unable to the insulin it does make. So the glucose remains in the blood stream. This caused the blood sugar levels to rise too high.
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, managing diabetes is a balancing act. You need to balance food, exercise, medication and stress. It is vital to check your blood sugar levels to know how well you are managing your diabetes.
- Follow a meal plan that allows you to keep a healthy weight. Watch portion sizes. Eat meals at regular times. Eat the right kinds of food.
- Exercise often
- Take medicine as directed (if needed).
- Check your blood sugar regularly.
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