Diabetes Basics – Healthy Cells, Unhealthy Cells
Majid Ali, M.D.
What is the basic difference between a healthy cell and an unhealthy cell?
A healthy cell has a clean surface and innards. It produces clean energy for its functions and efficiently cleanses itself of waste. An unhealthy cell is swollen and its surface and innards are smeared with toxic materials. It cannot breathe well, produce clean energy, or rid itself of toxins. Near their death, diseased cells somtimes shrink.
A healthy cell has a sharp outline (cell membrane) and its internal structures can be seen clearly with a microscope. An unhealthy cell has a fuzzy cell membrane and its innards are swollen and irregularly shaped (Figure 1).