Were you or one of your loved ones just diagnosed with diabetes?
This is where you’ll learn to cope and thrive.

Whether you were just diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, you’ve come to the right place.

Were you just diagnosed with diabetes? A diabetes diagnosis is frightening whether you are five or 50. The good news is that it’s possible to take control of your health. The more you understand about diabetes, the more clearly you’ll be able to see that you have important decisions to make. You’ve already arrived where you need to be to find strategies for healthier cooking and eating as well as the tools you need to ensure that you can thrive with diabetes. Don’t let a diagnosis hold you back. Take action to work toward a healthier future.

What Is Diabetes?

This chronic health condition is directly related to how your body transforms food into energy. The food you eat is then broken down into sugar in your bloodstream. As sugar levels rise, the pancreas releases insulin. The insulin moves blood sugar to your cells to use for energy.

When you have diabetes, your body either can’t use its insulin or doesn’t make enough insulin. Without sufficient insulin, or if the cells stop responding to this hormone, and the bloodstream keeps too much sugar. This can lead to kidney disease, heart disease and vision loss.

What Causes Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system begins destroying the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Researchers are still investigating which genes and environmental factors may trigger this condition.

Type 2 diabetes may be brought on by obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, insulin resistance, a family history of the disease and genetic factors.

Researchers believe that gestational diabetes may be caused by hormonal changes as well as a variety of lifestyle and genetic factors.

How to Get Support for Diabetes

If you were just diagnosed with diabetes, you’re not alone in your fight against this deadly disease. Enlist the help of your friends and family, and have an open discussion with your doctor about what you can do to more successfully manage your condition.

Above all, ensure that you are taking advantage of all of the support, resources, and articles you can find right here to help you lead a healthier and more complete life with diabetes.

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