Diabetes is an illness in which the body does not use glucose properly. Glucose is a fuel that is carried by the blood to the body’s cells and requires insulin to allow it to pass into these cells. In a diabetic person the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t respond effectively to the insulin that is present. As a result, the glucose stays in the blood stream and the level becomes too high for the body to handle.
Diabetics have high blood glucose which facilitate germs and bacteria to grow in their mouth. Practising good dental care will help you to prevent teeth and gum problems. I have cultivated a good habit brushing or at least rinsing my mouth after every meal or drink. It is not always possible to brush your teeth after meal taken outside your house, but at least rinse your mouth.
Diabetes disease is when the metabolism and sugar level in the body is disrupted from performing its normal function. People with diabetes have high glucose blood levels due to the lack of function of insulin which maintain low blood glucose levels. When the human body system fails to produce insulin this results in diabetes.
We know that diabetes develops as a result of your body’s cells not getting enough insulin (a hormone which helps convert blood sugar/glucose into energy). This is usually because your pancreas fails to generate enough insulin or because your body’s cells start to resist insulin. Although we know what leads to the development of diabetes we do not currently know why this happens in certain individuals and not others.
Diabetes is a serious condition caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin or to use insulin produced in the proper way. This is the 7th leading cause of death among Americans and according to statistics over 15 million Americans suffer from diabetes.
After a meal, a portion of the food that a person eats, it will be broken down into sugar then passes into the blood stream and to the body’s cells via a hormone called insulin that is produced by the pancreas. The pancreas is the one that produce the right amount of insulin to accommodate the quantity of sugar.
There are many diabetes specialists, you can get a list of the doctors in your area contacting your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association (see Resources). You can also call you local medical society and ask for a list of doctors who are “board certified in endocrinology (the specialty that focuses on hormonal disorders, such as diabetes) internal medicine, or family practice. If you cannot find a specialist near you, pick a primary care doctor who will work with you and who will not hesitate to refer you to a specialist when one might be needed.
Understanding the causes of diabetes is an important pre-requisite in controlling the disease. The pancreas produces a hormone, insulin, which enables the cells of the body to absorb glucose in order to convert it into energy. The condition of diabetes comes about when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the body fails to properly utilise its own insulin, or both. Consequently, glucose accumulates in the blood and this can lead to various complications.