Diabetes has become increasingly common in our modern times. Our diet has changed dramatically over the last one hundred years, and diet can be directly correlated with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects how a person uses and stores insulin.
Type 1 Diabetes usually begins at birth and cannot be controlled through diet alone. People with this type of the disease have a completely defective pancreas; it does not produce any insulin at all. These people rely on insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump for their insulin needs.
Type 2 Diabetes usually begins later in life and used to be called Adult Onset Diabetes, but recently had a name change since so many younger people have begun to acquire the disease. People who have Type 2 Diabetes do not produce adequate insulin, or their bodies do not know how to properly utilize the insulin it creates. If you notice any of the signs below you might want to see a medical professional to see whether or not you have diabetes.