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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 recently discussed the top 10 concerns related to a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Following these concerns, families then often talk about the "honeymoon" period.   What is the honeymoon period? Most kids/teens/adults with new onset type 1 diabetes have experienced symptoms and signs due to the absolute lack of insulin, such as increased…

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