PDF Source: www.ndep.nih.gov
Tags: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Share this info:
PDF File Tips for Teen to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. What is type 2 diabetes? Diabetes means that blood glucose (GLOO-kos), also called blood sugar, is too high. Glucose comes from the food we eat and is needed to fuel our bodies. Glucose is also stored in our liver and muscles. Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy. An organ called the pancreas (PAN-kree-as) makes insulin (IN-suh-lin). Insulin helps glucose get from your blood into your cells. Cells take the glucose and turn it into energy.