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What you need to know about diabetes


A lot of attention has been focused on the increase of diabetes in the United States. Ac- cording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30.3 million Americans have diabetes (9.4 percent of the population), with an estimated 23.1 million people diagnosed with the disease, and 7.2 million cases undi- agnosed. 84.1 million adults ages 18 years and older have prediabetes (33.9 percent of the adult population). Diabetes is expected to con- tinue to grow over the next several decades.


DIABETES AND YOUR BODY What exactly is diabetes? Diabetes is a medi- cal condition in which your body struggles to metabolize sugar. The main chemical that metabolizes sugar in the bloodstream is insu- lin, which is produced by cells in the pancreas called beta cells. If your body either fails to produce enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or becomes insulin-desensitized over time (type 2 diabetes), blood sugar levels will continue to rise. Higher-than-normal blood sugar levels can affect organs such as the kidneys, the eyes, the heart and the brain.


CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS Type 1 Diabetes


People with type 1 diabetes tend to be young- er, thinner and may have a family history of early development of the disease. Despite the time, energy and true commit- ment that have gone into diabetes research, we still do not have an exact cause of type 1 diabetes, though there are several potential risk factors and theories.


The first possible cause for type 1 diabe- tes is genetics. The major reason genetics is


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