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"Diabetes" and "Harmful Foods"


So today . . . we're going to continue the topic of "diabetes" and what are some "harmful foods".


Okay . . . so let's review and break it down.


As we know . . . "diabetes" is a disease in which blood "glucose" or blood sugar levels are "too" high or too low . . . with "glucose" coming from the food we eat.


Now . . . "Insulin" is a hormone that helps the "glucose" get into the cells to give them energy.


So in other words . . . "Insulin" is our sugar "regulator".


Okay . . . so where does this "insulin" come from?


Well . . . that would be . . . the "pancreas", which is located behind the stomach.


Now . . . we know without "insulin" or the proper levels . . . the body's cells can't get enough energy from the food we eat.


And at this time . . . the body's immune system attacks the "insulin-producing beta cells" in the "pancreas" with "inflammation". These "beta cells" . . . now become damaged and over time . . . the pancreas stops producing enough "insulin" to meet the body's needs. This is type 1 diabetes.


Okay . . . so what about "type 2" diabetes because this issue is more common???


Well . . . "type 1" . . . the body "doesn't" produce "insulin" due to a "damaged" pancreas


Whereas . . . "type 2" . . . the body "does" produce "insulin" . . . but the body "doesn't"