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  • Answers to Your Diabetes Questions

    What causes diabetes? Scientists aren't sure, but heredity, obesity, lack of exercise and other factors play a part.

  • Facts About Diabetes

    Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

  • Type 2 Diabetes

    When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high blood sugar.