If you have diabetes, either your body doesn’t make enough insulin, or your cells can’t use it the way they should. Instead, the glucose builds up in your blood, causing diabetes, or high blood sugar.
Glucose is your energy for life. Without delivery of this healthy energy producing source to your cells your life experience is less than it should be.
To get the glucose out of your blood and into the cells of your body, insulin is necessary. Insulin is glucose’s mover across your cells’ membrane.
If the insulin mover is not available, then the amount of glucose in the blood increases, while the cells are starved of energy. Like being lost at sea and dying of thirst. This starved condition is known as diabetes.
Key symptoms of diabetes is:
Other signs include:
- weight loss
- very hungry
- blurry vision
- frequent urination
- slow healing sores
- lose of feeling in your feet
If you are experiencing any of these signs contact your health care provider right away. Especially if your skin is dry, urine smells sweet, feet tingle and you are thirsty all the time.
Understanding and taking appropriate action in regards to insulin’s role for healthy energy is important to living a healthy lifestyle. Don’t settle, make it happen. Have your insulin levels checked if you are in doubt.