Diabetes is a chronic condition that happens when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your blood cells to be used for energy.
Our organs and cells need glucose to function properly.
Diabetes can damage our organs and increases the risk of heart disease, strokes and blindness.
There are two different kinds of diabetes:
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