Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.
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Discover why this form of diabetes (previously known as juvenile diabetes) is usually diagnosed in childhood.
Familiarize yourself with the risks, causes, symptoms, and treatments for this increasingly common disease.
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Concerned about your health or the health of a loved one? Learn about the symptoms of diabetes that you should watch out for.
Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes.
Become familiar with terms commonly used when discussing diabetes.
Find answers to all your questions about living with diabetes.
Find out what leads to diabetes and the genetic links that may be factors.
Clear up some common misunderstandings about the causes and effects of diabetes.
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