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The Facts on Diabetes

Diabetes is a terrible disease. Here are the basic facts you need to know.

What is Diabetes?

This is a disease where the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin.

What is the Cause?

The cause of diabetes is unknown. However, lack of exercise and obesity are contributing factors. Also, genetics plays a role in getting diabetes.

Common Symptoms

Hunger

Thirst

Slow healing wounds

Numbness

Fatigue

Blurred vision

*Note: Diabetes can also occur unnoticed. There may not be apparent symptoms.

Types

Type 1 Diabetes

Because the insulin fails to properly function, a build up of sugar occurs in the blood.

Type 2 Diabetes

This is a lifelong disease. The build up of sugar can cause serious problems such as heart, nerve, kidney, eye, and blood vessel problems.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this great information! My dad was just diagnosed with diabetes. We are kind of losing hope. Is it possible to have healthy living with diabetes? How?

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