Our bodies convert a large portion of the food we eat into glucose, which provides us with energy. To use glucose as energy, our bodies require insulin, a hormone that aids glucose absorption into our cells. If you have diabetes, your body may not produce enough insulin, or it may not use insulin correctly. This might result in an excess of glucose remaining in the blood, which can lead to health concerns over time.
To manage diabetes better, it is important to,
- Track glucose levels
- Make healthy eating choices
- Be active
- Take medications on time