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What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Am I at Risk?

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disorder in which the body doesn’t make enough insulin, is not able to use it effectively or both. [1],[2] (Produced by the pancreas, insulin is a hormone that regulates blood glucose.) Because of this pancreatic dysfunction, people with diabetes have high blood glucose levels—also known as […]

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Childhood diabetes

Of the chronic illnesses facing children, diabetes is among the most common. The American Diabetes Association reports that 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes, about .26 percent of all people under age 20. In the past, only Type 1 diabetes was diagnosed in children; however, the times have changed. Parents should be […]

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Juvenile diabetes

Tips for Teens with Diabetes Take care of your diabetes…make healthy food choices, be active, stay at a healthy weight, take your medicine, an d check your blood glucose. Learn about diabetes and how to manage it. What is diabetes? Diabetes means that your blood glucose (GLOO-kos), also called blood sugar, is too high. Glucose […]

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Good foods for diabetics

Food Safety: It’s Especially Important for You As a person with diabetes, you are not alone – there are many people in the United States with this chronic disease. Diabetes can affect various organs and systems of your body, causing them not to function properly, and making you more susceptible to infection. For example: Your […]

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Ways to prevent diabetes

More Than 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Talk to your doctor about your family history of type 2 diabetes and other diabetes risk factors Learn how you can prevent or delay diabetes by losing a small amount of weight by being physically active for 30 minutes, 5 days a week and following a low-fat, reduced […]

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Clinical statistics on Type II diabetes

FACT SHEET – Type 2 Diabetes National Institutes of Health, Updated October 2010 Yesterday No proven strategies existed to prevent the disease or its complications. The only ways to treat diabetes were the now-obsolete forms of insulin from cows and pigs, and drugs that stimulate insulin release from the beta cells of the pancreas (sulfonylureas). […]

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Diabetes overview

Diabetes means that your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. When food is digested, much of it changes into glucose (or sugar) in your blood. Glucose is fuel for your body. Your bloodstream carries the glucose to your cells, which use it for energy. Beta cells in your pancreas make insulin to help […]

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