What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

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Diabetes
is a chronic disease that occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body.
Glucose
is a type of sugar that the body uses for energy.
Insulin
is a hormone produced in the pancreas, which acts like a key that unlocks cells to get the glucose from the blood into the muscles to provide our body with energy.
Pancreas
is an organ located in the abdomen. It is an organ of the digestive and endocrine systems. The pancreas also produces the hormone insulin, which helps to control the amount of sugar in the blood.