Health Tip of the Week: Some facts about diabetes

Health Tip of the Week: Some facts about diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas cannot make enough insulin, the substance that moves sugar from the bloodstream into muscle cells. Without insulin, blood sugar levels in the blood rise, but the body's cells are starving for sugar to use for energy.

Symptoms include:

•excessive thirst

•frequent urination

•extreme fatigue

•unexplained weight loss

•blurry vision

If you are overweight and have a parent or sibling with diabetes, your risk of diabetes is higher than average. Diabetes is easy to diagnose with a blood test.

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