In order to understand diabetes and the Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes, you need to first understand how your body processes sugar.
Your Body & Sugar: Terms to Know
Our bodies use glucose for energy.
Glucose, a type of sugar, comes from two places:
- The liver
Insulin, a hormone, helps move glucose from our blood to the cells, which then use the sugar for energy. Insulin plays a key role. Without insulin, glucose stays in your blood, and you can’t use that energy.