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What is Diabetes? Diabetes can be prevented!

Diabetes means that your blood sugar, or glucose, is too high. Glucose comes from the food that you eat and is made in your liver and muscles.
Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy. But too much glucose in the blood isn’t good for your health.
The pancreas controls the amount of glucose in the blood. The pancreas makes insulin which helps get glucose from food into your cells. Cells take the glucose and make it into energy you need for life. In a person with diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin or the body doesn’t make insulin very well.
Sp glucose builds up in the blood and can’t get into your cells. Your blood glucose gets too high, and diabetes can then damage your body.
Diabetes warning signs:
 Excessive thirst
 Increased appetite
 Increasing urination
 Visible weight loss
 Blurred vision
 Fatigue
 Recurrent skin infections, and
 Slow healing.
How do you prevent Diabetes?
The key to preventing diabetes is eating healthy food, getting exercise daily, and staying at a healthy weight.