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HOW TO PREVENT DIABETES

HOW TO PREVENT DIABETES

Diabetes is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the way the body converts food into energy. Most of the food we eat is converted to sugar (also called glucose) which is released into the bloodstream. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which acts as a key that allows blood sugar to enter the body's cells so they can use it for energy. If a person develops diabetes, their body would not produce enough insulin or would not be able to properly use the insulin it produces. When there is not enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too...

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