What is Diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus commonly refered to as “sugar” is a disease in which the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas, an organ near the stomach. Insulin is needed to turn sugar and other food into energy. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, or both. This causes sugars to build up too high in your blood.

What are the types of diabetes?

My parents both had diabetes, does this mean that I will too?

Can diabetes be controlled or prevented?

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