Living with Diabetes
6 pages (1500 words)
, Case Study
She lives in poor quality accommodation within the inner city.
Elizabeth is has diabetes mellitus, which is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, yams and plantain, from sugar and other sweet foods, and from the liver, which makes glucose.