Gestational Diabetes | Nucleus Health

If you have gestational diabetes during your pregnancy the level of sugar in your bloodstream is higher than normal. The sugar in your blood is called glucose. A hormone in your body called insulin acts like a key in a lock when it attaches to receptors on your cells. The insulin opens your cells so…

Type 2 Diabetes | Nucleus Health

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar level is too high. After you eat foods that contain carbohydrates, chemicals in your small intestine break them down into single sugar molecules called glucose. Next, the cells lining your small intestine absorb the glucose, which passes into the bloodstream. When the blood reaches…

Scleroderma: Rafaela’s story, Spain

I felt better having a diagnosis, but furious that there was no solution for it. So, it was a fight, a very hard one. The first thing you do is look it up – read. Back then the outlook was very black, and life expectancy was ten years maximum. I went to a conference in…

Type 1 Diabetes | Nucleus Health

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which your pancreas does not produce insulin, a hormone your body needs to maintain proper blood sugar levels. After you eat foods that contain carbohydrates, chemicals in your small intestine break them down into single sugar molecules called glucose. Next, the cells lining your small intestine absorb the…