What Diabetes Is
There Are Two Kinds Of Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that affects the way your body uses sugar, a key source of fuel from carbohydrates found in starchy vegetables, sugary beverages, desserts, pasta, beer and wine, white bread, even milk.
With type 2 diabetes, your body either doesn’t use insulin effectively (called insulin resistance) or your pancreas, which secretes insulin into your bloodstream, doesn’t produce enough to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
As blood sugar levels increase, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas can’t make enough insulin to meet demand.
Type 1 Diabetes sometimes called juvenile diabetes because it develops most often in young people; however, type 1 diabetes can also develop in adults.
In type 1 diabetes, your body no longer makes insulin or enough insulin to protect you from infection because the disease has attacked and destroyed the cells that make insulin.