Type 2 Hopefully controlled by diet (OMG) and exercise (WHAT????) kind of diabetes
I still have to poke my finger and bleed onto a strip that a little machine can read, but so far I don't have to give myself shots.
I do not have heart problems so that is good. I was having chest pains last week but that must be from my job which is making me want to drop dead.
|Boring Medical Picture|
Here is how it goes:
Your pancreas produces a hormone, called insulin that your body needs to have in order to turn carbohydrates (carbs or glucose or sugars) into energy that your body and brain need to function.
Here is a happy, healthy pancreas. It happily does it's job and keeps the glucose level in the bloodstream at a workable level that is neither too high (producing all kinds of horrible things) or too low (which can cause other bad things). Happy Pancreas keeps things Just Right.
|Hi I Am Mr Happy Pancreas!!|
I don't have one of those, neither do my niece and nephew.
|RIP Mr Pancreas|
This is a dead pancreas. Researchers are trying to figure out why this happens. This is Type 1 diabetes and commonly strikes children and was once called Juvenile diabetes. A person with a (basically) dead pancreas will be dependent on taking insulin all their lives. This is a very difficult condition to manage as you need to poke your finger and check your sugar many times a day every day. If this condition is not managed well many bad things will happen which I will explain a little later.
This is the pancreas my niece and nephew have. Not me--- not yet anyhow.
|I Am LeAnn's Pancreas |
How did he get so tired and worn out and resistant?
More than likely his host body looks like this:
(Not actual pictures of me but a very very close proximity)