Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that is all the rage these days.

Drug addict or diabetic? You make the call!

The proverbial shot in the arm.

Testing of the blood sugar.

Just The Facts

  1. Almost 24 million people in the United States have diabetes.
  2. Diabetes is classified into two different types. Type I and Type 2. Not hard to remember.
  3. The total cost of diabetes in the U.S. is estimated at 174 billion dollars.
  4. Chances are you either know someone with diabetes or have it yourself. If not, you don't get out much.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person's body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use insulin properly. When you have diabetes, the sugar builds up in your blood instead of moving into the cells. Too much sugar in the blood can lead to serious problems, including heart disease and damage to the nerves and kidneys.

There are 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body doesn't produce any insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn't produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Between 90-95% of people who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.

What are the effects of Diabetes?

Any famous people have diabetes?