Nearly 1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes do not realize they have diabetes.
Glucose, or blood sugar, is a simple sugar and the body’s preferred energy source. order for our body to utilize glucose, we need insulin – which is secreted by our pancreas. Diabetes occurs when our body is unable to produce sufficient insulin, or when our cells no longer respond to insulin. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, can lead to chronic conditions such as heart failure, kidney failure, and retinopathy. Diabetes is a growing concern nationally, and is the 8th highest cause of death in Hawaii.
But despite the challenges of living with diabetes, there are an increasing amount of resources designed to help those with diabetes live healthy and happy lives. Through healthier eating, regular exercise, stress management, emotional support, and medication management, diabetes can be managed to reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
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