Diabetes mellitus, or simply Diabetes — is a type of metabolic disease wherein an individual has high blood sugar. There are 2 main reasons why this is occurring: the right amount of insulin — a hormone responsible in carb and fat metabolism regulation — is not being produced by the body; or the body does not respond to insulin.
Diabetes is a group of diseases portrayed by high blood sugar levels (glucose in particular) that results from the body’s inability to produce insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or the inability of the body to use insulin (Type 2 Diabetes).
Sadly, there is no proven cure for Diabetes at this time. However, constant medications and a change in lifestyle such as eating habits and food choices can control this chronic disease and help maintain a normal life.
When it comes to food, diabetics should eat lesser carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Among the three food groups, carbohydrate control should be prioritized because it is responsible in producing a huge percentage of glucose in a person’s blood.