Diabetes is a life-long condition that occurs when the body cannot metabolize sugars properly, leading to high blood sugar levels. Adequate patient education is important for diabetics since this is a daily concern.
In diabetic patients, there is either not enough insulin made or a resistance to the insulin where the body does not respond to it, or a combination. Insulin, which is a hormone made in the pancreas, controls the rate where sugar is sent to other organs and body cells for use as fuel.
There are three common types of diabetes:
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