WHAT IS DIABETES?

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WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar.

Hyperglycemia or elevated blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body organs, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

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