We know that Diabetes has been around for a long long time. Medical scribes in the 1500 B.C. in India and in Egypt mentioned a disease declaring itself by great thirst and the passing of large amounts of sugary urine.Even back then the relationship between diabetes and sugar in the human diet was recognized. Early treatments involved limiting the intake of sweets. Three thousand years ago India recommended strenuous exercise.
Diabetes is a very complex disease, however we can try to explain it in simple terms by saying that when we eat , something goes wrong with the way in which our body utilizes the food. A hormone called Insulin plays a key role in helping our body to metabolize or use sugar or glucose in the blood. When our sugar level is too high damage can occur and does occur in the body. High sugar levels nourishes bacteria, it inhibits infection fighting abilities of white blood cells, slowing down your body’s ability to heal itself. Excessive glucose or sugar can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels.
Taking a positive action to lower your blood sugar will greatly contribute to your health.
Normal range more than 70mg/dl, after eating should be less than 120 mg/dl. Call your doctor if your blood sugar level is less than 60 , also if your sugar level is more than 140 mg/dl. Consult your physician.