Sunday, 13 November 2016


Diabetes is a silent killer disease in which the body does not process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose or sugar for our bodies to use as energy.

The pancreas  is an organ that lies near the stomach  and makes a hormone known as insulin  to help the glucose get into the cells of the body. 

When you have diabetes, your body either does  not make enough insulin or can not use its insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in our blood. That is why may people call diabetes sugar sick.

Diabetes causes health complications including heart disease , blindness, kidney failure and lower extremity amputations. A normal person without diabetes should follow a Positive Living diet of clean water, fruit and vegetables.

But a person with diabetes type 2 must take care in eating any calorie rich sugar enriched food as this will build up sugar in the blood. That means that fruit and starchy vegetables should be avoided.

Some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:

* frequent urination,
* excessive thirst,
* increased hunger,
* weight loss,
* tiredness,
* lack of interest or concentration,
* tingling sensation or numbness in hands or feet,
*blurred vision,
*slow healing wounds, and
*vomiting and stomach pain.

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