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About diabetes

Do you need to know more about diabetes and how it may impact you or someone you know? Read on to understand what diabetes is, the different types of diabetes people can have, and what to consider when managing diabetes.

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas can not make insulin, or when there is not enough insulin, and/or the insulin produced does not work effectively.

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The information here is meant to be helpful as a general guide. It is not a substitute for medical advice and it should not be used to change medical therapy. Talk to your health professional about your individual medical needs.