The picture to the right is both true and misleading at the same time.
The misleading part is that just because you are newly diagnosed with diabetes does not mean you can never eat sugar again.
The true part is that you do need to be careful now, because the disease affects how your body processes sugar.
So … what is diabetes, and what does it mean to you? Simply put, the amount of sugar your blood carries is too high. A couple of things may have happened to cause this, but the end result is the same.
Your body can no longer maintain a proper balance by itself – if nothing else changes. The good news is that you might be able to control it with diet and exercise. The bad news is that it will be with us both from now on. Until there is a cure, diabetes will not go away on its own.