Diabetes and Blood Sugar
Diabetes is one of the major causes of premature death worldwide. Every 10 seconds a person dies from diabetes-related causes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin helps glucose (sugar)leave the blood and go into the body's cells. Diabetes is a disability when it substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities. Major life activities are basic activities that an average person can perform with little or no difficulty, such as eating or caring for oneself.
Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body. Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease-in fact, two-thirds of people with diabetes die of some form of heart or blood vessel disease. Diabetes is the most rapidly growing chronic disease of our time. It has become an epidemic that affects one out of every 12 adult New Yorkers.
Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (arteriosclerosis ),leading to strokes, coronary heart disease, and other large blood vessel diseases. This is referred to as macrovascular disease . Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced. Diabetes can be defined as a metabolic disorder, because the disease affects the way the body metabolises, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.
Diabetes is a serious disease, which can lead to heart problems, strokes, loss of limbs due to poor circulation, and death. Research continues to indicate that regular exercise and a healthy diet are two factors, which can help people, avoid diabetes, as well as allow diabetics to have functional lives. Diabetes is emerging from the shadows because the United Nations led the global response and declared a Resolution on diabetes. Diabetes is on the rise. It has increased more than 40% in five years and more than 5 million Americans are undiagnosed.
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