Nutrition services

Diabetes Management and Medical Nutrition Services in Taos | Sponsored

Diabetes is often discussed in terms of only two clinical types: autoimmune type 1 and “metabolic” type 2. But you can gather a room full of people with type 2 diabetes, and the ways their blood sugar, or blood sugar, gets elevated can differ dramatically.

For people without diabetes, as blood sugar rises, the pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that prompts cells to take up blood sugar for energy or storage. As cells absorb sugar from the blood, levels in the blood begin to drop. When this happens, the pancreas produces glucagon, a hormone that signals the liver to start releasing stored sugar. Homeostasis at its finest.