Information about diabetes is plentiful, but overwhelming. It seems like the number of web sites with information about diabetes are in the thousands. People spend a lot of time looking through a lot of information about diabetes, without really getting the answers they were searching for to begin with. But diabetes is a treatable condition that, with some time and attention, creates no distraction from leading a happy and healthy life.
What is diabetes? Most information about diabetes would say that it is a chronic disease that affects millions of Americans and is only getting worst. Some are calling diabetes an epidemic. Diabetes is a disease which affects the production of a hormone in your pancreas called insulin. Insulin helps your body regulate blood sugar levels. Without it, your body is susceptible to extreme highs and lows in blood sugar levels. This can, in grave and rare situations, lead to coma or death. Even without such dips and peaks, a high blood sugar level over the long term can lead to eye troubles, as well as nerve and liver damage.