What is Diabetes?
- Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when the body regulates and uses sugar as a fuel. This chronic condition results in too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream. High blood sugar levels can lead to disorders of the circulatory, nervous and immune systems.
- Diabetes can be challenging, but you can still live a normal diabetic life. Diet and lifestyle are key components in living healthily, however there is not a one fits all diet.
- Type 2 diabetes is a serious chronic medical condition. This condition requires the use of anti-diabetic medication, or insulin to assist in keeping blood sugar levels at a norm. The side effects (complications) can be prevented if detected and treated at an early stage. One must creat a new lifestyle path to follow.
- There is no CURE at the present time! However, with a healthier lifestyle it is possible it will go into remission. This means that the body does not show any signs of diabetes, although the disease is technically still present.
Join Gary Moss on a journey as he shares his thoughts and welcomes your input.
Are you Diabetic or know someone who is?
Gary was diagnosed with:
Type 2 diabetes (20 + years ago). Type 2 is an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) as a fuel. This long-term (chronic) condition results in too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream. Eventually, high blood sugar levels can lead to disorders of the circulatory, nervous, and immune systems.
The difference between Type 1 & 2 is that Type 1 individuals do not produce insulin and insulin is needed for us to function – the treatment can get complicated and each person who is diagnosed may not be treated with the same medications and or diet.
According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 1.6 million Americans have Type 1
Globally, an estimated 462 million individuals are affected by type 2 diabetes