Control Your Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas. When there are troubles with insulin, glucose builds up in the blood.
- A fasting glucose level below 100 is considered normal.
- A fasting glucose between 100 and 125 signals pre-diabetes.
- A fasting glucose of 126 or higher means you have diabetes.
Though “silent,” at least at first, diabetes can turn into a horrible disease. It can greatly increase our risk of heart attacks, strokes, peripheral arterial disease, erectile dysfunction, blindness, diabetes neuropathy, poor wound healing, and kidney failure.