What is Diabetes?

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When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, is supposed to release insulin in order to allow the glucose or sugar to enter; this allows human bodies to use the glucose for energy.

With diabetes the body does not properly process food for use as energy.

Several major things can go wrong – causing different types of diabetes. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the most common forms of the disease. There are also other kinds of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy called gestational diabetes, as well as other types.

Diabetes afflicts more than 380 million people worldwide and it is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure and stroke.

Be aware of the following signs and symptoms of diabetes:

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If you have diabetes or you are experiencing the symptoms stated, you can contact us to get checked and treated in order to make sure everything is under control. Call us to make an appointment at 407-409-8067.

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