The Wise Diabetic: Make Smart Decisions About Your Diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, there were approximately 171 million people suffering from some form of diabetes in 2006. As shocking as that number sounds, they actually predict that number to double by 2030.

Unlike some diseases, diabetes is more prevalent in the more developed countries. Most scientists attribute this to Western diets.

A Quick Overview of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. in a non-diabetic body, sugar is digested and broken down into glucose (simple sugar) for the body to use for energy. The glucose circulates through the body in the blood stream and moves into the cells to be used as fuel. A hormone produced by the pancreas known as insulin is what helps the glucose move into the cells.

A pancreas that is working normally can change the level of insulin depending on how much glucose is in the body. However in a diabetic, this process breaks down and glucose (blood surgar) levels can get too high.

There are three main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are born with the disease. A Type 1 diabetic’s pancreas doesn’t function properly and produces very little or no insulin. Type 2 diabetics develop it sometime during their life. A Type 2 diabetic’s pancreas produces insulin, but the body is become resistant to it. Gestational diabetes only occurs in about 4% of women. It usually shows up around the second trimester and goes away after the birth of the baby.

What Should You Do?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, then don’t panic. You’re certainly not alone. You’re also probably feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of information being thrown at you. We’re here to help.
We developed this site to help you cut through the clutter and find the information that you need. So start reading and learn how you can become a wise diabetic.

According to the World Health Organization, there were approximately 171 million people suffering from some form of diabetes in 2006. As shocking as that number sounds, they actually predict that number to double by 2030.
Unlike some diseases, diabetes is more prevalent in the more developed countries. Most scientists attribute this to Western diets.

A Quick Overview of DiabetesDiabetes is a disorder that affects your body’s ability to process sugar. in a non-diabetic body, sugar is digested and broken down into glucose (simple sugar) for the body to use for energy. The glucose circulates through the body in the blood stream and moves into the cells to be used as fuel. A hormone produced by the pancreas known as insulin is what helps the glucose move into the cells.

A pancreas that is working normally can change the level of insulin depending on how much glucose is in the body. However in a diabetic, this process breaks down and glucose (blood surgar) levels can get too high.

There are three main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are born with the disease. A Type 1 diabetic’s pancreas doesn’t function properly and produces very little or no insulin. Type 2 diabetics develop it sometime during their life. A Type 2 diabetic’s pancreas produces insulin, but the body is become resistant to it. Gestational diabetes only occurs in about 4% of women. It usually shows up around the second trimester and goes away after the birth of the baby.

What Should You Do?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, then don’t panic. You’re certainly not alone. You’re also probably feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of information being thrown at you. We’re here to help.

We developed this site to help you cut through the clutter and find the information that you need. So start reading and learn how you can become a wise diabetic.