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Diabetes: An Illness Affecting 24 Million Americans

Around 24 million Americans have Diabetes or the precursors to diabetes. Women who get diabetes are more likely to have a heart attack.

There are two types of diabetes; 1 and 2. Type 1 is an auto-immune disease that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The treatment helps muscles absorb and use blood sugar. In type 2, the body looses it’s sensitivity to insulin. Historically, type 2 primarily affects obese people. Today, children and normal weight people are being diagnosed. Continue reading

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