More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. That is about 1 in every 10 people. Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both. Over time, having high blood sugar levels can cause serious health problemsthat can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, circulatory problems, blindness and more.
There are three major types of diabetes.
A chronic condition in which your body produces no insulin and cannot process glucose (blood sugar)
A chronic condition in which your body doesn’t process glucose properly because it doesn’t produce enough insulin or your body resists insulin
A usually temporary rise in blood sugar levels during pregnancy
You might also be diagnosed as prediabetic, meaning your blood sugar is above normal but not yet high enough for you to be considered diabetic.
No matter which form of diabetes you have, or if you want to take steps to prevent diabetes in your future by eating healthy meals, being physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking the medicine your doctor prescribes. Although there is no cure, millions of people with diabetes enjoy long, full lives, and you can, too. Our trained staff at Allied Rx will work with you on a management program.