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About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the pancreas cannot produce a hormone called insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it produces, or a combination of both. Click on the tiles below to learn more about the types of diabetes and it’s complications.

Type 1 Diabetes

An autoimmune disease where the insulin producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed.

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Type 2 Diabetes

A chronic disease where the body does not respond properly to the insulin produced.

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Gestational Diabetes

A condition during pregnancy where the body is resistant to the insulin produced.

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Low blood sugar levels.

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High blood sugar levels.

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Complications of Diabetes

High blood sugar levels can damage small and large blood vessels.

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