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Diabetes is on the rise in the senior community. Diet, family history, exercise, lifestyle, all contribute to the onset of Diabetes.

On this page we've tried to assemble some helpful links and information that will help you understand more about Diabetes.

 

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There Are Two Full Blown Types of Diabetes

 

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Here are some helpful links and information to learn more about Diabetes

 

Diabetes is a medical disorder that affects how your body processes and uses food for energy.

In a normal person, sugar is changed into a simple sugar that the body needs called glucose.

The cells in your body need glucose in order to produce fuel. The Pancreas produces Insulin that is used to allow the glucose to enter the cells.

When the Pancreas is healthy it adjusts the amount of insulin to the level of glucose produced.

When someone has diabetes this process breaks down and the blood sugar levels can become too high.

 

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Diabetes Slideshow: Causes of Blood Sugar Highs and Lows

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There Are Two Types of Diabetes

 

diabetes injectionsType 1 Diabetes

People with Type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin.

They must take daily does of insulin prescribed by a doctor.

Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin but the body can’t process it normally.

In both cases the glucose can’t be processed properly but the body and the blood glucose (blood sugar) levels become to high.

Overtime, if not treated properly, serious health complications can arise.

 

What is Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

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More Helpful Links to Information About Diabetes

Three Short Videos About Living With Diabetes (Video)

 

Sideshow: Avoid Diabetes Complications Like Nerve Pain, Kidney, Heart, and Eye Risks

 

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