The body prevents the insulin it does make from working correctly, and blood sugar gets too high.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 – The pancreas makes little or no insulin
Type 2 – The pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, or the body prevents the insulin that is made from working right.
More than 25 million Americans currently have diabetes. Numbers rising steadily since 1980.
Four Ways to Diagnose Diabetes
1. A1C 6.5% or higher
2. Fast blood sugar 126 mg/dL or higher
3. Oral glucose tolerance test result 200 mg/dL or higher
4. Symptoms of high or low blood sugar + blood sugar 200 mg/dL or higher on random blood test