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Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin. It helps your cells turn glucose, a type of sugar, from the food you eat into energy. People with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but their cells don't use it as well as they should. At first, your pancreas makes more...

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Type 1 Diabetes Causes

Insulin is a hormone that helps move sugar, or glucose, into your body's tissues. Your cells use it as fuel. Damage to beta cells from type 1 diabetes throws the process off. Glucose doesn’t move into your cells because insulin isn’t there to do the job. Instead, it...

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Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

are often subtle, but they can become severe. They include: Extreme thirst Increased hunger (especially after eating) Dry mouth Upset stomach and vomiting Frequent urination Unexplained weight loss, even though you’re eating and feel hungry Fatigue Blurry vision...

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What is Type 2 Diabetes

is a lifelong disease that keeps your body from using insulin the way it should. People with type 2 diabetes are said to have insulin resistance. People who are middle-aged or older are most likely to get this kind of diabetes. It used to be called adult-onset...

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What is Type 1 Diabetes

is a condition in which your immune system destroys insulin-making cells in your pancreas. These are called beta cells. The condition is usually diagnosed in children and young people, so it used to be called juvenile diabetes. A condition called secondary diabetes is...

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Early Signs of Diabetes

Both types of diabetes have some of the same telltale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to take in glucose. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin,...

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What causes bad cholesterol

Many Factors Can Cause Elevated Levels of Bad Cholesterol By Mark Gurarie Published on July 13, 2021 Medically reviewed by Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI Checking cholesterol levels is an important aspect of health care as these can tell you a great deal about your health...

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