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What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?   Type 2 diabetes happens when your body cannot use insulin the right way or when the pancreas cannot make enough of it.  Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use sugar from your food as energy.  If you do not have enough insulin, too much sugar stays in your blood and raises your blood sugars. 

You can have problems with the way insulin works in your body if you are overweight, get little or no exercise, or have diabetes in your family.  Diabetes is a lifelong disease. But it can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle.   This includes staying at a healthy weight, making smart food choices, and getting regular exercise.

Symptoms of diabetes high blood sugar include: Thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, blurry vision.  The symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, shakiness, weakness, hunger, or confusion.  If you have concerns about your blood sugar we recommend you see a provider here at Post Falls Family Medicine.

Chelsey O’Neill, ARNP

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