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Types of Diabetes

There are different types of diabetes, each with a different underlying cause. All types are linked to long-term health complications that result from elevated levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood, a condition known as hyperglycemia. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, the hormone […]

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Diabetes Basics

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose (too much sugar in the blood), which may result from: Improper insulin production by the pancreas Improper insulin action on the body’s cells (insulin resistance) Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. It works like a key […]