Diabetes Health Program
Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also sometimes known as diabetes mellitus. In Ireland, it is estimated that there are 200,000 people with diabetes, many of whom are unaware they even have the illness.
Normally, the amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. When food is digested and enters the bloodstream, insulin helps to move any glucose out of the blood and into cells, where it is broken down to produce energy. However, in diabetes, because there is either not enough insulin, or because there is a poor response (resistance) to insulin, the body is unable to fully use the glucose in the blood stream.
Becoming informed about Diabetes and how to manage the illness is critical. Early detection and management can assist enormously in preventing health complications. Book today for a Diabetes Health Clinic.