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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes AwarenessDiabetes is a chronic disease in which the body has a shortage of insulin, a decreased ability to use insulin, or both. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted to energy. When diabetes is not controlled, glucose and fats remain in the blood and, over time, damage vital organs. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease, and stroke.  Please share the links below during November to help raise awareness and encourage diabetes treatment and prevention.