Health Tip Diabetes During Pregnancy

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Information on Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the sugar or glucose level in the blood is higher than normal. It occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, a hormone that clears the excess sugar in the blood.

The word ‘diabetes’ literally, means ‘sugar in the urine’ as the excess sugar in the blood spills into the urine. The total amount of sugar normally present in the bloodstream is approximately 1 tsp.

Diabetes could be possibly passed to a person by generation. However, diabetes could also be develop if they starve for sweet food or soft drink, eat the most sugar and take the least amount of fibre.

When a person eats lots of table sugar, he consumes empty calories because sugar is known as an ‘empty calories’ or a nutrient-free food. Thus, our blood sugar soars and stresses the body because the body has to work hard to lower it down back to normal level. The whole process would only aggravate and complicates diabetes.