Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy.The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should.
This causes sugars to build up in the blood.Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart Disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.
*Symptoms of Diabetes:
The symptoms of diabetes occur because some or all of the glucose stays in the blood, and isn’t being used as fuel for energy. The body tries to reduce blood glucose levels by flushing the excess glucose out of the body in the urine.
The common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
- Increased frequency of urination, especially at night
- Frequently feeling thirsty
- Weakness and fatigue
- Unexplained loss of weight
- Genital itching or thrush
- Blurred vision
- Increase in healing time of cuts and wounds.