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Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Your body breaks down most of the food you eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body's cells for use as energy. With diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin or can't use it as well as it should. When there isn't enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream.
There are two main types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes can happen at any age, race, shape, and size. With Type 1 the body does not produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. With Type 2 diabetes, the body does not use insulin properly.
Some healthy food choices include beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, tuna, and salmon. All of these can be found in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) package.
To learn more about diabetes, visit www.diabetes.org.
The material provided is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual medical care.
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We are now able to sterilize boxes with UV light treatment. Clean boxes may be returned at distributions.
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