by Lucia Stansbie
A complex condition related to how our body manages blood glucose. The main hormone involved is insulin, which is released by beta cells in the pancreas after ingesting food and acts on our body’s cells to allow glucose to enter them and be used for fuel. If this mechanism is altered we can see insulin resistance from the cells and high levels of glucose in the bloodstream as it cannot enter the cells. A series of conditions such as obesity, fatigue, cardiovascular disease and gut dysbiosis are associated with diabetes (all of which I can help mitigate through my work, so please get in touch if you need a nutritional therapist for diabetes).