Diabetes affects over 29 million Americans. It is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy.
Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, which our bodies use for energy.
The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of the body. When you have diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or the cells can’t effectively use the insulin that is made. When there is insufficient insulin, blood glucose levels become high.