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What is Diabetes? Diabetes can be prevented!

Diabetes means that your blood sugar, or glucose, is too high. Glucose comes from the food that you eat and is made in your liver and muscles.
Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy. But too much glucose in the blood isn’t good for your health.
The pancreas controls the amount of glucose in the blood. The pancreas makes insulin which helps get glucose from food into your cells. Cells take the glucose and make it into energy you need for life. In a person with diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin or the body doesn’t make insulin very well.
Sp glucose builds up in the blood and can’t get into your cells. Your blood glucose gets too high, and diabetes can then damage your body.
Diabetes warning signs:
 Excessive thirst
 Increased appetite
 Increasing urination
 Visible weight loss
 Blurred vision
 Fatigue
 Recurrent skin infections, and
 Slow healing.
How do you prevent Diabetes?
The key to preventing diabetes is eating healthy food, getting exercise daily, and staying at a healthy weight.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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