Many people refer to diabetes as “sugar”. But, what is it exactly?
Diabetes is a chronic health condition in which the body is not able to properly process the food we eat to use it for energy.
In the body, the pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which helps glucose or sugar to get into the cells. When you have diabetes, the body is unable to make enough insulin or cannot properly use it. This causes build up of sugar or glucose in your blood, which is why many people call diabetes “sugar”.
Now that we know what diabetes is, here are some common myths and misconceptions we need to bust: