Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that the body uses to convert the food you eat into your energy for the day.
People with diabetes always need to watch their weight, however, as part of a healthy meal plan, desserts in moderation are not off limits.
People with diabetes don't always have symptoms. The most common symptom of elevated blood sugar is excessive thirst.
Diabetes can develop at any age; children are now being diagnosed more frequently.
Diabetes usually does not start suddenly. Lifestyle changes, losing weight, and exercise can help, but the most important is your lifestyle change.
Elevated blood sugars can cause eye problems.
Diabetes and depression often go together. High blood pressure is a complication of diabetes.
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