By: Haley Day

What is Type II Diabetes?

Type II Diabetes is where the body does not respond properly to insulin, known as insulin resistance. Although insulin can attach normally to receptors on cells certain mechanisms prevent insulin from moving glucose into the cells where it can be used. The pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome resistance. Eventually glucose damages beta cells and reduces insulin production.

Blood sugar monitoring

Blood sugar monitoring gives regular feedback and measures the glucose concentration and can detect hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia

How does staying fit relates to keeping diabetes under control?

It helps your body use insulin, burns extra body fat, strengthens muscles and bones, lowers blood pressure, and boosts your energy.