What is Diabetes?
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that controls the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein for energy and maintenance/growth. There are two types of diabetes that affect this process:
Type I - Not having enough insulin produced in the pancreas
- Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are Type I
Type II - Cells of the body not responding to insulin produced
- Approximately 90% of all diabetes cases are Type II
Type II is most common and most easily prevented