Diabetes General Information

Diabetes is a chronic lifelong condition that affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose), the body’s main source of energy. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas.  With diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin or use it correctly.  When that happens, blood sugars become too high and can damage the body.  Treatment always includes increasing activity and sticking to a food plan.

There are three main types of diabetes:

 

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