Carbohydrates and health - Diabetes

4 important questions on Carbohydrates and health - Diabetes

What is type one diabetes?

The imune system distroyes cells that produce insulin (the beta-cells). Therefore insulin needs to be injected.

What is type two diabetes?

Usualy due to obesity.
Body does not react to insulin anymore

What is the glucose level of a healthy and a type 2 diabetes person?

Healthy: 4.5 mM glucose when fasting.
Glucose intolerance: Glucose level is a bit more then expected. Levels higher then 7.8 two hours after fasting.
Diabetic: glucose level exceeds 7 mM when fasting

What is the treatment for people with diabetes type 2?

Medication, diet and extersize.

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