When we consume carbohydrates, they enter our bloodstream as sugar. An increase in blood sugar triggers the release of insulin. Insulin opens up the body’s cells and moves the sugar from the blood into these cells.


Insulin thus regulates the blood sugar level in our body. When this process is disrupted, the blood sugar level can fluctuate. You may then experience a too high or too low blood sugar level. A high blood sugar level can cause symptoms such as frequent urination, fatigue, thirst, and itching. A low sugar level can cause symptoms such as trembling, sweating, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Ultimately, these fluctuations can lead to cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, eye complications, and complications related to nerve pathways.



There are two types of diabetes mellitus. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce any insulin at all. They depend on injecting insulin for life to regulate their blood sugar levels. It is important to know how much insulin to inject for a given meal. In type 2 diabetes, the body produces less insulin and does not respond well to the insulin it does produce. This can cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate. With a healthy diet combined with more physical activity, it is possible to reduce or even eliminate the need for medication. Additionally, it reduces the risk of other diseases or complications.


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