A serious metabolic disease that affects the body's ability to derive energy from blood sugar or glucose. It results when the body cannot produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed for glucose metabolism.

blood pressure

As blood circulates through the body, it exerts varying degrees of force on artery walls; doctors refer to this as blood pressure.


Anemia is the umbrella term for a variety of disorders characterized by the inability of red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen.

common food allergens

True food allergies involve the body's immune system. Whereas a food intolerance originates in the gastrointestinal system and involves an inability to digest or absorb certain substances.