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1 what is it diabetes a disease in which the body is unable to effectively stores and use glouse as an energy source Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism--the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy Most of the food we eat is broken down into glucose the form of sugar in the blood Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body After digestion glucose passes into the bloodstream where it is used by cells for growth and energy For glucose to get into cells insulin must be present Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas a large gland behind the stomach When we eat the pancreas is supposed to automatically produce the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into our cells In people with diabetes however the pancreas either produces little or no insulin or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced Glucose builds up in the blood overflows into the urine and passes out of the body Thus the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose Affects 16 million people Is a leading cause of death and disability Costs 98 billion per year 2 Also called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus because the beta cell in the Pancreas can not produce enough insulin Type 1 diabetes Type 2 diabetes Gestational diabetes A disorder of metabolism--the way the body digests food for energy and growth 3bodyYour body produces insulin which keeps your blood sugar normal When your body doesnt produce this you get sick sometimes you can even die there are different types of diabetes this one is called type one diabetes The life you live with this can be bad you have to takes shots of
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