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Protect your kidneys-control diabetes.(1)
« on: July 24, 2011, 01:41:16 AM »
What is diabetes and why is it a threat to my kidneys?
Source of human energy?Our body gets energy from food.Chemical reactions in the body cell convert food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing.
How is food turned into energy?An important source is sugar that is usually broken down to a simpled sugar known as glucose.Glucose circulates in our blood where it waits to enter body cells to be used as fuel.In this process,insulin is essential for glucose to enter the cells.
What is insulin?Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in your blood,without insulin,our body cannot obtain the necessary energy from our food.
Diabetes?Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly.As a result the amount of glucose in the blood is increasing and can lead to serious conditions.
Different types?The most common ones are called type 1 and type 2.
What are the differences?In type 1,the pancreas does not make enough insulin and insulin injections are needed.In type 2,the pancreas makes insulin but the body does not use it properly.
Who gets them?The type 1 can affect people of any age,but usually occurs in children or young adults while type 2 usually occurs after the age of 40 years but could occur ealier,especiall in populations with a high  diabetes prevalence.
Does diabetes also affect other parts of the body?Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause severe problems.A common complication is damage to the small blood vessels in the body.
.....Cotd later.of glucose in the blood is increasing and can lead to serious conditions.
Different types?The most common ones are called type 1 and type 2.
What are the differences?In type 1,the pancreas does not make enough insulin and insulin injections are needed.In type 2,the pancreas makes insulin but the body does not use it properly.
Who gets them?The type 1 can affect people of any age,but usually occurs in children or young adults while type 2 usually occurs after the age of 40 years but could occur ealier,especiall in populations with a high  diabetes prevalence.
Does diabetes also affect other parts of the body?Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause severe problems.A common complication is damage to the small blood vessels in the body.
.....Cotd later.