When the body’s immune system attacks and destroys body tissue mistaken to be foreign matter.
Create insulin in the pancreas.
A hollow organ where urine drains form the kidney.
The main sugar that the body makes from food – cells need insulin to help break down glucose.
The pressure of the blood forced against the artery walls.
Thick skin usually caused by friction and pressure
Starches that usually come from plants.
Similar to fat found in blood, muscles, liver, brain and other various tissues.
A certain type of diabetes that form in pregnant women.
A source of energy and a sugar in blood.
High Blood Glucose
When blood glucose levels are too high.
High Blood Pressure
When blood flows through the arteries with too much force or power.
When the blood sugar is lower than normal.
Helps the glucose enter tissues in the body.
A massive amount of fat in the body.
A gland behind the stomach that creates insulin and digestive enzymes.
American Diabetes Association