Flashcards in Diabetes Deck (8)
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is when the pancreas doesn't produce insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin
What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone produced in the body. It allows sugar in the cells to make energy if insulin isn't produced in the body the sugar is stored in the blood vessel
What are the types of diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
What is type 1 diabetes?
When the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin at all
What is type 2 diabetes?
When the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin
What are the risk factors of type 1 diabetes?
Family history, enviroment, your diet
What are the risk factors of type 2 diabetes?
Weight, lack of excercise, family