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Diabetes is a disease that affects the amount of insulin and sugar in your body. Your body needs insulin to turn sugar (glucose) into energy. With...
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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism -- the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down by the...
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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism— the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into...
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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism-the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down into glucose...
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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism -- the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down into...
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Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body can't control blood glucose levels properly. Normally, the digestive tract breaks down food into...
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Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion...
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Diabetes is a group of diseases in which the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, the level of sugar in the...
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After a meal the digestive system breaks some food down into sugar. The blood carries the sugar throughout the body, causing blood sugar levels to...
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Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced is ineffective. Insulin is...
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When I discuss "diabetes reversal" ... I'm talking about type 2 diabetes, the kind that is associated with being overweight or obese. ... Second...
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Increased urination and dehydration are two of the early symptoms of untreated diabetes. These symptoms are related to elevated blood sugar levels...
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Basal rate is the amount of insulin required to manage normal daily blood glucose fluctuations. Most people constantly produce insulin to manage the...
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Brittle diabetes is when a person's blood sugar level often shifts very quickly from high to low and from low to high.