A patient whose body is not using the insulin it produces or resists metabolizing the simple sugar glucose suffers from type 2 diabetes, whereas a patient whose body simply does not produce enough insulin to effectively break down sugar and turn it into energy suffers from type 1 diabetes. Continue reading What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the human body’s production of the hormone insulin drops severely. Insulin is responsible for processing the sugar glucose and turning it into instant energy for the body. However, the lack of insulin hinders the conversion process, resulting in an abundance of glucose in the body, which can cause severe, or even lethal complications. Continue reading What Is Type 1 Diabetes?