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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Your body breaks down most of the food you eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

With diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use it as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Over time, that can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.

There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active can really help. Other things you can do to help:

  • Take medicine as prescribed.
  • Get diabetes self-management education and support.
  • Make and keep health care appointments.

There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant). Continue reading from CDC

From the Collection

Link to The diabetes code cookbook : delicious, healthy, low-carb recipes to manage your insulin and prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes by Dr Jason Fung in the catalog
Link to Mayo Clinic the essential diabetes book, 3rd Edition in the Catalog
Link to The mindful guide to managing diabetes : your path to reducing stress and living well by Joseph P. Napora, the catalog
link to the glucose revolution by jessie inchauspe in the catalog
Link to Mastering diabetes : the revolutionary method to reverse insulin resistance permanently in type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. and Robby Barbaro, MPH in the catalog
link to the mayo clinic diabetes diet in the catalog
Link to Take control of your diabetes risk by John Whyte, MD, MPH in the catalog
Link to Complete diabetes guide : advice for managing type 2 diabetes by Karen Graham in the catalog
Link to The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally by Jason Fung, M. D. in Hoopla
Link to The Johns Hopkins Guide To Diabetes by Christopher Saudek, Richard Rubin and Thomas Donner in Freading
Link to The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet : Second Edition by Donald D. Hensrud in the catalog
Link to Life without diabetes : the definitive guide to understanding and reversing type 2 diabetes by Roy Taylor in the catalog
Link to The Diabetic Goodie Cookbook : Classic Desserts and Baked Goods to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth-Over 190 Easy, Blood-Sugar-Friendly Recipes with No Artificial Sweeteners by Kathy Kochan in the catalog
Link to simply delicious diabetic cookbook in the catalog
link to easy diabetes desserts by mary ellen phipps in the catalog

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