You’ve probably heard of diabetes, but what exactly is it?
The energy we use every day comes from glucose, a form of sugar. We get that glucose from the food and drinks we consume each day.
In simple terms, diabetes is a condition where your blood contains too much glucose because your body doesn’t know how to use it properly. This can be due to your pancreas not producing any (or enough) insulin to help glucose enter your body’s cells. Or it could be because the insulin your body is producing isn’t working properly.