Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. The disease happens when your body cannot produce sufficient insulin. Insulin is a hormone necessary to convert glucose to energy.
When glucose stays in the blood, the cells are starved for energy. Also, accumulated glucose may damage organs like heart, eyes, kidney and nerves over time.
Conditions and Complications
Possible conditions associated with type two diabetes include hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. You should find more information about insulin, oral medications and various diagnostic tests including the A1c test.
People with the disease have high risk of some serious complications. These include heart disease (cardiovascular disease), blindness (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), and kidney damage (nephropathy). You should learn more about these complications to cope with them.
More Complications for Type 2 Diabetes
What should I eat?
What you eat is closely related to the sugar level in your blood. Therefore right choices of food are important in controlling the disease. It can still eat sugar as long as it is part of your balanced diet. Consult your doctor or nutritionist for a balanced diet.
Even you take medication and treatments, you still have to manage what you eat. It is important to understand what you can eat and what you should avoid. By doing so, you can enjoy what you eat and have a healthy life at the same time.