Glucose (sugar) is a very important energy source for cells and organs of the body. Human and animal blood contains glucose which the blood transports around the body. The level of which glucose is carried around the body is called glycaemia. The body naturally controls glucose levels as part of it metabolic routine.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that is caused when the body is no longer able to produce enough (if any) insulin which is essential to convert glucose into energy. Therefore when diabetics consume glucose it stays in the blood, raising blood sugar levels so intake of sugar must be limited and closely monitored. When blood sugar is high problems may occur such as; kidney damage, eye damage, high risk of stroke, high risk of heart attack and nerve damage. Therefore it must be treated seriously and responsibly.