Dr. Theodore Strange, Chair of Medicine at Staten Island University says, “Glucose, which is the same as blood sugar, is the main sugar found in human blood, IT comes from food ingested, is stored in the liver and is the body’s main source of energy for the cells to function. Without blood glucose, all body functions would not work. Diabetes is a disease of elevated blood sugar levels on an ongoing basis.”Heather Newgen
The A1C test is a blood test that can be used to monitor how well your type 2 diabetes treatment plan is working. The test measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 2 to 3 months.https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/factors-that-impact-a1c?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=diabetes&utm_content=2022-03-31&apid=10209075&rvid=79f683c1b22405525175aed7060c5045e862e9831155ce0b4b65dea7a7837111
High blood sugar is commonly linked to diabetes, and can be dangerous if ignored and untreated. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with high blood sugar, don’t panic—there are methods (aside from taking insulin, if advised by your doctor) that can bring it down over the long term. “Type 2 diabetes patients did not bring it on themselves,” says diabetes and metabolism expert Elena Christofides, MD. “This is not a moral failing.” Above all, be patient with yourself—you didn’t get bad blood sugar overnight, and with steady work it can be managed.https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/blood-sugar-secrets-that-really-work-say-physicians/ss-AAUt9OA?ocid=msedgntp#image=1
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Diabetic nephropathy is a type of progressive kidney disease that may occur in people who have diabetes. It affects people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and risk increases with the duration of the disease and other risk factors like high blood pressure and a family history of kidney disease.https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/nephropathy
While changing your diet won’t cure diabetes, it can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes complications, such as heart disease and neuropathy (nerve damage). Prioritizing a healthy eating plan is even more crucial now, as the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States and beyond. That’s because people with diabetes are among the groups at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keeping your blood glucose in check has never been more important, and food can play a big role in that effort. In fact, diet affects type 2 diabetes in several ways, including glucose regulation, heart health, weight maintenance, and mood.https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/superfoods-for-your-diabetes-diet/#:~:text=11%20Vitamin-Packed%20Superfoods%20for%20People%20With%20Type%202,Craving%20With%20Fiber-Rich%20Sweet%20Potatoes.%20More%20items…%20
Usually refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus share the name “diabetes” because they are both conditions characterized by excessive urination (polyuria).
The word “diabetes” is from the Greek word meaning “a siphon” because people with diabetes “passed water like a siphon.”
When “diabetes” is used alone, it refers to diabetes mellitus. The two main types of diabetes mellitus — insulin-requiring type 1 diabetes and adult-onset type 2 diabetes — are distinct and different diseases in themselves.