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glossary:diabetes

A condition in which blood glucose (sugar) is not well controlled.

- Type 1 Diabetics make no insulin. Without some hormonal escort to bring nutrients into cells, they can starve to death even if they consume any quantity of food. Type 1 diabetics require insulin supplementation, usually via injection.

- Type-2 Diabetics are characterized by an overproduction of insulin and the inability of the target cells to respond to insulin (insulin resistance). By controlling insulin release through dietary measures, type-2 diabetics can help bring balance back to their hormonal systems.

glossary/diabetes.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)