Understanding Diabetes And Its Types

Understanding Diabetes And Its Types


Let's Understand!

Diabetes is a condition that affects the way your body makes or uses insulin. When sugar is unable to enter cells, it builds up in your bloodstream. Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause serious health problems affecting body organs, so it has to be managed properly.


This is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. While many cases progress to type 2 diabetes, staying active and eating healthy can delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body cannot produce any insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need to manage their disease by taking insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes, the body still makes insulin but is unable to use it properly. The management of type 2 diabetes includes a combination of weight management, eating healthy foods, and exercising. Most people with type 2 diabetes also need to take oral medications or insulin. 1-2


1. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000305.htm Accessed on Oct 8, 2018​

2. In, Krause and Mahan's Food & the Nutrition Care Process, 15th Edition 2021. ISBN: 9780323636551 accessed on 14 November 2022


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