Being diabetic can really take a toll on one’s life, with multiple pinky pricks each day and large painful pills. While the specific causes are pretty well unknown, there is definitely some combination of diet and genetic predisposition at play here. Stress can also be another stressor of diabetes, causing cells to need more insulin to survive.
- Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases
- Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels
- Type 2 Diabetes – the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function
“Today, when I do manage to control my diabetes, it’s at the cost of almost every other element of my life.”