Diabetes wellness for life
Last updated 11/21/2007 at Noon
Diabetes is a manageable disease. Daily self-management skills can help people lead full and active lives, prevent and/or reduce the health problems associated with diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not make insulin or use the insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone (made from the pancreas) that converts sugar, starches and other foods we eat into energy needed for daily life.
If your insulin doesn’t work effectively, the body doesn’t get the fuel it needs; the blood sugar levels continue to increase in the blood vessels; over time, high blood...