What is diabetes?

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  • It is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, resulting in symptoms such as frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger.
  • Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications include heart disease, kidney failure, and damage to the eyes in the long run.
  • Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or because cells of the body do not respond properly to the insulin that is produced (insulin resistance).
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