Learning about diabetes can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why at Medtronic, we’re dedicated to providing practical, everyday information about diabetes and glucose management.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes (medically known as diabetes mellitus) is a disorder of metabolism where the body has trouble using glucose, or blood sugar, for energy. When we eat, our body breaks down foods known as carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, breads, pastas, dairy, and sweets) into glucose, which is sent to our cells through the bloodstream.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms may seem subtle at first. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing diabetes complications.
When it comes to managing your diabetes, there are real alternatives to conventional injection therapy. Additionally, nutrition and eating and how you manage glucose lows, glucose highs, and sick days will have a significant impact on your health.