Insulin is Critical to Understanding Diabetes
Insulin, for many Americans, is a like saving material. Why? Because millions of Americans are suffering from both Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. In both cases, the human body has a high blood sugar (or glucose) level as a result of insulin imbalances.
In other words, the body either ends up producing too little or too much insulin. As a result, body cells do not properly respond to normal functions.
The dangers of diabetes are extreme, often resulting in excessive thirst, nausea, vision problems, and more.
Learn more about insulin here on ThirdAge.com with these resources:
A Diabetes Breakthrough: Long-Lasting Insulin Shots
"Up until now, people with diabetes have had to give themselves painful daily insulin shots, which last for only 16-18 hours at the most. But just this week, a team of Indian researchers developed a novel form of insulin for diabetics in which a single shot could help maintain near normal blood sugar levels for as long as 120 days."
Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Juvenile-onset Diabetes)
"Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not make enough insulin to meet daily needs. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body convert food into energy. Without insulin, glucose (sugar) from the food you eat cannot enter cells and glucose builds up in the blood. Your body tissue becomes starved for energy."