What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that develops when your blood glucose, often known as blood sugar, is abnormally high.
Blood glucose is your primary source of energy, and it is obtained from the foods you consume. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, aids in the transport of glucose from food into your cells for use as energy.
Sometimes your body does not produce enough — or any — insulin, or it may not use insulin effectively. Glucose remains in your circulation and does not reach your cells as a result.