Diabetes Is Chronic Disease That Affects How The Body Uses Glucose

1836 Words May 12th, 2015 8 Pages
Diabetes is chronic disease that affects how the body uses glucose (sugar). The foods we eat (carbohydrates) that include glucose are then broken down by the chemicals in the stomach, and from there the bloodstream absorbs the sugars from the gastrointestinal tract. As soon as the glucose level rises in the blood it activates the pancreas to make insulin and release it into the bloodstream. The insulin then gets hold of the glucose in your blood and sends it to your other cells (such as the muscle cells and brain cells) so it could be used as energy. Type two diabetes is the effect of the body not creating enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range. The glucose is less so it’s not able to enter the cells and do its job which is to get the surgars out of our blood. This is when insulin resistance kicks in, when you have more than enough or too much gllucose in your blood, your pancreas needs to make more insulin to take the extra glucose out of your blood. When your pancreas works overtime to get all the extra glucos out of your blood and deliever it to your other cells, can cause your pancreas to wear out from working to produce extra insulin and no longer be able to produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. Everyone needs blood needs glucose but it can damage the body over time when it is too high. In type 2 diabetes the body doesn’t create enough insulin for the pancreas or the cells in the body don’t identify the insulin that is…
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