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Introduction to Diabetes

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Diabetes is chronic disease that alters the body’s ability to process and use glucose from the bloodstream for energy.

Diabetes is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and it is increasingly becoming treatable and preventable by simple lifestyle changes.


Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, dehydration, fatigue, blurry vision, and weight loss.


There are two different types of diabetes that differ by cause:

  • Type I diabetes
  • Type II diabetes