Your pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. Insulin works to store the excess sugar in liver and muscle.
When you have type 2 diabetes, insulin cannot properly store sugar because your muscle and liver become insensitive to insulin. As a result, you have too much sugar in your bloodstream.
Having too much sugar in the blood is dangerous, leading to problems with kidneys, eyes, extremities and other organs.
In most cases, type 2 diabetes is linked to carrying too much weight, especially in the abdomen. Losing weight, and keeping it off is the way to manage diabetes. Losing a modest 5% of the body weight can produce dramatic improvements in your health.
Medication can help, but so can improving your habits in diet and exercise.
Maintaining a healthy weight means making good choices about what you eat as well as how much you eat.
Keeping a food diary is important if you are diabetic. Maintaining a food diary increases your awareness of what, how much and why you are eating.
Keeping track of your physical activity will help you know if you are getting enough exercise, and will inspire you to exercise more.
HabitNu provides year-long support to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.
HabitNuapp is more than a record-keeping system for calories and carbohydrates. In a simple interactive framework, we help you understand how to manage day-to-day challenges from carb counting to stress management.
We send daily reminders and you become part of a vibrant community support network.
Your health records will be stored in our privacy-compliant cloud platform, so that you can share it with your doctors if you choose.