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About Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into […]

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Diabetes Quick Facts

Diabetes Quick Facts The Big Picture More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they […]

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What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type […]

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Monogenic Diabetes (Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus & MODY)

Monogenic Diabetes (Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus & MODY) The most common forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are polygenic, meaning they are related to a change, or […]

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Definition & Facts of Gestational Diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Diabetes means your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is […]

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Prediabetes & Insulin Resistance

What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. The pancreas contains clusters of cells called islets. […]

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Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes, is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called […]

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Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes? Diabetes occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of […]

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