Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have pre-diabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is associated with a 24% increased incidence of the occurrence of depression.1 Most people are unaware that the process contributing to the onset of type 2 diabetes takes somewhere between 5 to 10 years. When patients are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes they face unknowingly face a [...]