Diabetes is a very serious metabolic disease that’s one of the main health problems people face today, and it can be especially harmful to children. Childhood diabetes is usually known as diabetes type 1, but with more and more kids being diagnosed with type 2, it’s raising concerns.
What is Diabetes?
This chronic metabolic condition occurs when insulin, a very important hormone in your body doesn’t regulate or isn’t able to regulate your blood sugar levels. The food you eat gets broken down into carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which further down the line turn into sugars, amino acids, and fatty acids.
In order for your body to be able to regulate blood sugar levels and mitigate large spikes, it starts producing insulin. If it’s unable to do so, sugars stay in your blood for long periods of time and create inflammation, damage cells, and compromise your immune system.