We all have an aunt or uncle who’s diabetic, but most of us don’t know much about the condition except for the fact that a diabetic person can’t eat a lot of sugar. Well, we’ve broken it down for you, and the video at the end of the page will clear up your doubts.
When we eat food, the carbohydrates are broken down into simpler sugars during digestion.
Carbohydrates include bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruits, milk and yoghurt.
In most people, this sugar goes from the stomach to the bloodstream, and finally to the body’s muscle and fat cells.
These cells use the sugar for energy.
The pancreas produce a hormone called insulin that helps the sugar enter the body’s cells.
As the sugar leaves the bloodstream and enters the muscle and fat cells, the body’s blood sugar levels go down.