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This is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Have Diabetes

The Active Times Logo By Nicole Dossantos of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: <p>When the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body has trouble making good use of the insulin it produces, diabetes may develop, <a href="http://www.idf.org/about-diabetes"><strong>according</strong></a> to the International Diabetes Federation.</p><p>“The thing is that being insulin dependent is kind of like doing math all day while walking on a tight rope between two high buildings,” said Jeff Dachis, founder and CEO of <a href="http://onedrop.today/"><b>One Drop</b></a>, of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “Too little insulin, and I die slowly over time due to the complications of diabetes. Too much insulin and I can drop into a coma and die instantly. So, you have to get it right.”</p><p>Early detection and treatment can reduce the chances of developing further complications of diabetes. There are also <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/diet-changes-might-reduce-your-risk-diabetes"><b>diet changes you may make to reduce your risk for diabetes</b></a>, some of which include avoiding processed and packaged foods, eating more <b><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/8-protein-supplements-actually-work">protein</a></b>, cutting down on sodium, and eating more <b><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/healthy-high-fat-foods-you-should-be-eating">healthy fats</a></b>.<br> </p>

This is Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Have Diabetes

When the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body has trouble making good use of the insulin it produces, diabetes may develop, according to the International Diabetes Federation.

“The thing is that being insulin dependent is kind of like doing math all day while walking on a tight rope between two high buildings,” said Jeff Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “Too little insulin, and I die slowly over time due to the complications of diabetes. Too much insulin and I can drop into a coma and die instantly. So, you have to get it right.”

Early detection and treatment can reduce the chances of developing further complications of diabetes. There are also diet changes you may make to reduce your risk for diabetes, some of which include avoiding processed and packaged foods, eating more protein, cutting down on sodium, and eating more healthy fats.

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