Chiamaka Agbasionwe University at Buffalo Intern
Glucose is a carbohydrate and the most important simple sugar in human metabolism Two sources of glucose: food & liver Used as a source of energy for cells Brains main source of fuel Pancreas (B cells) secrete insulin Insulin takes glucose from the blood stream into the cells.
Fluctuations of blood glucose levels Might not be indicative of diabetes
Cells become resistant to the action of insulin Pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance
Combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors Auto immune disorder
All the symptoms of Type II are applicable Frequent infections Blurred vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Tingling/numbness on feet/hands
Cardiovascular disease Neuropathy Nephropathy Eye damage Foot damage Just to name a few
Put shoes by the door Body scan after shower Prepare emergency snacks Put a tag on gym bag Make insulin work for your life style Power up your diet – ADA super foods Drink some water See your doctor regularly