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What Happens When You Do Not Take Insulin?

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> Diabetes: What's True And False?

If you're like most people with diabetes, you'll get all kinds of advice about it from friends and family or online. Some of this information is wrong. Here's the truth about some of the common things you might hear. No, it doesn't. Type 1 diabetes happens when cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed. This happens because something goes wrong with the body's immune system. It has nothing to do with how much sugar a person eats. Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. But there is one way that sugar can influence whether a person gets type 2 diabetes. Consuming too much sugar (or sugary foods and drinks) can make people put on weight. Gaining weight leads to type 2 diabetes in some people. Of course, eating too much sugar isn't the only reason why people gain weight. Weight gain from eating too much of any food can make a person's chance of getting diabetes greater. Can people with diabetes eat sweets? Yes! You can have your cake and eat it too, just not the whole cake! Like everyone, people with diabetes should put the brakes on eating too many sweets. But you can still enjoy sweets sometimes. Do people "grow out of" diabetes? People with type 1 diabetes don't grow out of it. W Continue reading >>

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  1. Alberta A.

    Hi everyone I cannot give myself shots so I wait until 2:45 when my son gets home to eat and get a shot well today other days this week I did not eat til 2 when I drive into my husbands work and have him give me a shot. I can do it with the safety needle but not when I can see the needle. But what are the effects on the body. My sugar was 98 when I woke up and went down to 90 at 2:45. Symptoms I believe I had was emotional, chest hurt, and slowed thinking.

  2. Alberta A.

    Hi everyone I cannot give myself shots so I wait until 2:45 when my son gets home to eat and get a shot well today other days this week I did not eat til 2 when I drive into my husbands work and have him give me a shot. I can do it with the safety needle but not when I can see the needle. But what are the effects on the body. My sugar was 98 when I woke up and went down to 90 at 2:45. Symptoms I believe I had was emotional, chest hurt, and slowed thinking.

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