Did you know that about 623,000 people have diabetes in Maryland ?
Im Doctor Anyia and Im here to tell you all about diabetes !
Lets start off talking about type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is when the body doesn't produce insulin. So the body breaks down carbohydrates you eat into sugar for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body gets glucose from which goes into the bloodstream and into the cells of the body.
Now type 2 diabetes is slightly different
Type 2 diabetes is when the body doesnt know how to use insulin and blood sugar levels start to get out of controll.