Daily Court Reporter - News Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs
Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs
Berrie Mabins, MSSA, LSW, Health & Wellness Administrator, Ohio Department of Aging
Diabetes is a chronic health condition that can make it difficult for your body to turn food into energy. Like a car, your body need fuel to work. Food is fuel, but having diabetes can change how much and which types of food will work well in your body. When you eat, your body breaks down the food into a simple blood sugar, called glucose. Glucose is your body’s main fuel. Your cells use a hormone called insulin to absorb glucose. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. As a result, the glucose you need stays in your blood stream instead of going into your cells.
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Date Published: November 29, 2018