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The organ that helps release the hormone insulin into your blood stream. With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot release insulin.
A hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy needed for daily life. In Type 1 diabetes, this does not happen.
A fancy name for sugar. It is very important for our bodies to survive. If your body doesn't use glucose properly, it can become unhealthy.
Type I Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells to produce energy.
Type II Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body's main source of fuel.
Think About This...
Type 2 Diabetes is in our control. Our food choices dictate what happens in our body. If we eat the wrong things, and put unnecessary stress on our entire body, it will eventually break down. Food matters. Healthy food matters.
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