What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not make enough insulin or the body cells cannot use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose (sugar) for energy. Without insulin, glucose, which is the body's main energy source, builds up in the blood.
Diabetes is a disease that can have serious effects on your body, and many of those effects are permanent. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to heart and kidney disease, amputations, blindness and other serious problems. Each year about 3 million people who have diabetes are admitted to the hospital.
Are You At Risk?
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of the disease, and approximately 90 to 95 percent of Americans with diabetes are Type 2 patients - about 18 million people. Could you be at risk for the disease? For more information about the symptoms of and risk factors for diabetes, click here.
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