Did you know? That when carbohydrates in the body are not metabolized properly due to an impaired response to the hormone insulin, glucose levels in blood and urine can elevate dangerously. This condition is known as diabetes. Type 1 diabetes begins in childhood; it is quite serious and requires injection of insulin. Type 2 occurs as people age; it can be treated with pills and dietary alterations, as well as herbal remedies that help stabilize glucose levels in the body.