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Diabetes: Early Signs, Causes, Treatments

Tuesday, September 12th 2023 10:00am 7 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Diabetes is a long-term metabolic disorder that is marked by unusually elevated blood glucose levels.

High concentrations of glucose in the blood can seriously affect organs such as the eyes and kidneys. Therefore, it is crucial to seek medical attention if you suspect you might be diabetic.

As of 2019, it was calculated that over 37.3 million Americans, making up 11.3 percent of the population, were diagnosed with diabetes. Furthermore, it is estimated that an average of 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with this condition each year.

Understanding blood sugar

Blood sugar or glucose circulates in the bloodstream.

When blood sugar levels increase, insulin, a hormone, transports the sugar molecules from the bloodstream to the body’s cells. The cells utilize this glucose for their energy requirements.

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