Do you or someone you know have diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that impacts over 34 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects the way that a person can use or store insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas to regulate the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood.

What is Diabetes?

There are two types of diabetes: type one and type two. With type one diabetes, the body cannot make enough insulin meaning it doesn’t do a good job regulating sugar in the blood. With type two diabetes, the body does not use insulin correctly; this type is more common and can be developed later in life.

What are the risk factors?

Type two diabetes develops from a series of risk factors such as being overweight, not being physically active, or being related to someone with type two diabetes.
Because type one diabetes is not preventable, there are no risk factors. The symptoms of type one diabetes are nausea, vomiting and stomach pains. These symptoms can be seen in a few weeks or few months, so be sure to keep notice of your body!

Is diabetes preventable?

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