In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t make insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose enter cells for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. This causes high blood glucose or high blood sugar.
When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes - a chronic disease that has no known cure. It is the most common type of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy; a hormone made by your placenta keeps your body from using the insulin as it should.
Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder. It happens when your stomach takes too long to empty out food.
Metabolic syndrome refers to the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke or all three.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is an umbrella term, made up of a variety of different diseases affecting the...
There are 2 types of kidney failure — acute and chronic - which happens when damage results in loss of normal kidney function. It may also be called end stage renal disease (ESRD).
Helpful information if your Systolic blood pressure greater than 140; your Diastolic blood pressure greater than 90; or if you are taking medications for high blood pressure.
Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, but you also get cholesterol from many of the foods you eat. Cholesterol your body makes from the fat you eat creates the most risk for disease.
Prediabetes means that the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood is too high.
Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most...