Saturday, April 19, 2014

What is Diabetes?

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When you eat, your body breaks down the sugars and starches from food into glucose. The body uses insulin to convert glucose into energy. Glucose is the basic fuel for cells in your body. If your body does not produce enough insulin, you may develop diabetes. This also happens if your body's cells ignore insulin. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, you can have diabetes complications.

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We all know that in type 1 juvenile diabetes, the insulin producing cells that reside within spherical entities in the pancreas, called islets of Langerhans, are under an immune attack and are lost. This brings along the disease-defining lack of circulating insulin that is accompanied by injurious glucose levels, and the obvious therapeutical…

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