According to the CDC, 30 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of diabetes. Many, however, are unaware of what diabetes actually is, and how hard it can be to manage the condition during the holiday season.
Diabetes is a disorder of the human metabolism, or the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. There are in fact three main types: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes, meaning most of those who are diagnosed will have either type 2 diabetes due to a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, or gestational diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. [Read more…] about Managing Diabetes During the Holidays