Diabetes is a health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Normal blood sugar levels are between 70 mg/dl and 100 mg/dl. Your blood sugar levels fluctuate depending on your activity including eating, exercising, and resting. You should check your blood sugar levels before meals, at bedtime, before exercising and, if you are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of high (hyperglycemia) or low (hypoglycemia) blood sugar levels. Frequent monitoring of your blood sugar levels will allow you to intervene in the case of emergent or life threatening results. Education and awareness can save your life. Don't forget...give diabetes the finger!
A health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
An autoimmune disease that causes the body to make little or no insulin. Used to be called juvenile diabetes. People with Type 1 diabetes must have insulin.
A disease where your blood sugar levels are high because your body is resistant to the insulin you make or you do not make enough insulin to manage your sugar levels. This is the most common type of diabetes.
This condition may or may not present the following sypmtoms: