|Diabetes is a very common disease, affecting more than 17 million people in the United States alone. Diabetes causes a disruption in the way the body uses glucose, the primary source of fuel for the body's cells. Without glucose, the cells cannot operate and eventually die. The goal of any diabetic is to control his or her blood sugar level.
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Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and impaired glucose tolerance. Each has specific causes, symptoms and methods of management. This section is divided into multiple articles, covering:
A diabetic diet provides a balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. This allows the body to maximize the energy obtained without overloading the body with glucose. This section is divided into multiple articles, covering:
Maintaining a normal blood glucose level reduces the risk of diabetic complications. An essential aspect of maintaining a normal blood sugar level is regulating insulin. This section is divided into multiple articles, covering: