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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is an issue that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise to unsafe levels. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose. Glucose gives your body the energy it needs to work. To use glucose as energy, your body needs insulin.

When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or use it well. Since your body’s cells can’t use the glucose from your food as energy, the glucose stays in your blood, where it can cause serious problems. 

There is no cure for diabetes but it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) can keep your glucose levels in a healthy range. Many people with diabetes live long and healthy lives.

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Diabetes Resource Links We Suggest

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  3. For Your Diabetes Life,
  4. National Diabetes Education Program,

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