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What Exactly Is Diabetes Diabetes is actually called Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes is a disease in which there is a lack of insulin because of the existence of an element that obstructs the body from using metabolizing glucose or sugars pragmatically It is an estimated that 16 million people in the US have diabetes Glucose gives your blood cells energy to do their jobs Insulin is one of the most important key words in this disease Insulin is a hormone that is made by the pancreas This disease affects the pancreas which is an organ in the human body There are three types of diabetes There is type 1 which is also called Insulin-dependent diabetes There are around 12000 children that get type 1 every year Symptoms of diabetes are blurred vision thirst and hunger frequent urination losing weight feeling weak and tired being sick to your stomach slow healing of sores and being nasty to people Type 1 is hereditary and you can possibly get it from your parents or even your grandparents Then theres type 2 diabetes or is also known as Noninsulin-dependent diabetes This type is not hereditary and is also the worst type About 90 to 95 percent of people have type 2 diabetes This type is usually developed in an adult over the age of 40 and a lot more common in adults over 55 Around 80 percent of people with type 2 are obese or overweight The third type of diabetes is gestational Gestational diabetes develops during a pregnancy when a pregnant woman has no history of diabetes and clears up after the woman has delivered her baby Studies have shown that about 40 percent of women with gestational diabetes develop type two within fifteen years Doctors say that most women should get tested for gestational diabetes in their 24th and 28th week of pregnancy Scientists believe that heredity plays a significant role
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