Type 2 Diabetes is when you have too much sugar (also called glucose) in your blood. Normally, our bodies manage glucose with a hormone called Insulin.
The Role of Insulin
With Diabetes, your body no longer makes enough insulin on its own. Insulin’s job is to help move glucose from your blood and into the cells of your body. This is how your body gets energy. Without enough insulin, the cells of your body begin to starve. Insulin can be thought of as the key to keeping cells healthy.
To stay healthy with Diabetes it is important to:
- Eat healthy
- Take your medications
- Check your blood sugar
Work with your healthcare provider to get the information and support you need.