Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes the blood sugar levels to increase. It is caused by problems with the pancreas: In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or any insulin at all. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin, which is required for the sugar in the blood stream to enter the cells.

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    Type 2 diabetes

    The diagnosis “type 2 diabetes” sometimes comes as a complete surprise – for instance, if high blood sugar levels are discovered during a routine blo...

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    Type 1 diabetes

    In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can only produce very little insulin or none at all. People who have this type of diabetes need to inject insulin ev...

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    Gestational diabetes

    Pregnant women are often surprised to find out they have gestational diabetes because it usually doesn’t cause any symptoms. But this type of diabete...