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Diabetes: The Differences Between Types 1 And 2

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus (DM), is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot properly store and use sugar. It affects the body's ability to use glucose, a type of sugar found in the blood, as fuel. This happens because the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells do not correctly respond to insulin to use glucose as energy. Insulin is a type of hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate how blood sugar becomes energy. An imbalance of insulin or resistance to insulin causes diabetes. Diabetes is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, vision loss, neurological conditions, and damage to blood vessels and organs. There is type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. They have different causes and risk factors, and different lines of treatment. This article will compare the similarities and differences of types 1 and 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnancy and typically resolves after childbirth. However, having gestational diabetes also increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy, so patients are often screened for type 2 diabetes at a later date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue reading >>

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  1. vensa

    Shrimps and Diabetes?

    I've been on a strict diabetic friendly diet for the past few months. I'd like to add a few more food items hereafter and check for personal tolerance levels with regards to BG. I love shrimps and other shellfishes like crabs, lobsters etc. But have been avoiding them for a while thinking it would be not healthy for BGL. Maybe I'm wrong! My internet search so far is not helping me to conclude… any inputs from the community on whether shellfish is healthy for PWD? especially shrimps and crabs? Thanks!

  2. valentine lady

    To all that answered vensa,
    your imformation is wonderful. The stats perfect. I knew as I'm
    on a low carb diet, however for those who don't know, your info
    is the best. Thank you all for sharing. Happy Holidays,
    Valentine lady

  3. MoeGig

    I say crabs, lobster, shrimp are healthy for diabetics. Have been Type 1 for 49 years now and live near the Chesapeake…we have crabs very often and my cholesterol is very low (156 last check). I just read an artcle (don't have the link) that concluded food has very little effect on your cholesterol levels…it's 99% genes. It's more important for diabetics to avoid carbs. To do that, I eat most protein and fat. Atkins or Med diet is best IMHO.

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