Diabetes is a chronic condition where insulin levels produced by the pancreas are insufficient or not used effectively by the body for energy. There is no cure for diabetes, but routine visits with your medical provider can help control your blood sugars and prevent organ damage.
Diabetes can be broken down into three different diagnoses:
Type 1 - This type of diabetes occurs when your body does not produce enough insulin. Taking supplemental insulin will help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range and help prevent organ damage.
Type 2 - This type of diabetes is the most common. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body does not utilize its insulin appropriately, causing high blood sugar levels. Treatment can include oral medications, injections, and/or insulin