Diabetes: Overview

 

Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas is unable to make insulin or the body is unable to use insulin or both. This leads to high blood sugar levels in the blood. Blood sugar is another way to say blood glucose. Your  body needs blood glucose for energy to be able to do work, including walking, breathing, and even thinking.

View Diabetes Blood Glucose Log Sheet
 

 

 

 

  • Reviewed on 1/14
    By Dr. Kern, Alexandra Wilson, RD, Ann Mullen, RN, Michelle MacDonald, RD, Dthia Kalkwarf

Bookmark and Share

Our Programs

We seek to transform patient care from reactive to being both proactive and personalized.

Directory of Programs and Services

Doctors Who Treat Diabetes

more/less

Sign Up for e-Newsletters

Enter your email address to receive health tips, recent research findings and news about National Jewish Health.