Diabetes is a health condition that initially affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar and then it’s released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use of energy. Diabetes is a complicated illness, and the fundamental cause of diabetes varies by type.
Type 1 Diabetes
Approximately 5-10% of the people that have diabetes have type 1. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune reaction and that stops your body from making insulin. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are developed fairly quickly, usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. Type 1 diabetes requires you to take insulin every day to survive.
Type 2 Diabetes
About 90-95% of people with diabetes have type 2. Your body does not use insulin well and can’t keep your blood sugar at the body’s normal level. Most often type 2 diabetes develops over many years and is usually diagnosed in adults. Sometimes the symptoms can go unnoticed so it is extremely important to get your blood sugar tested if you are at risk or it runs in your family. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if you make the correct lifestyle choices, such as being active, losing weight, and eating healthier foods.
What are “diabetic feet”?
Uncontrolled diabetes can severely damage your nerves. If you have damaged nerves in your leg and feet, you may also not be able to feel heat, cold, or pain there. The lack of feeling is called “sensory diabetic neuropathy.” Sometimes if you get a cut or a blister on the bottom of your foot that you may not be able to feel and it can result in an infection. The muscles of your foot may not work appropriately because nerves to the muscles are impaired.
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