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Understanding Diabetes . What is diabetes? Risk factors People without diabetes People with Type 1 diabetes People with Type 2 diabetes Signs and symptoms. What is diabetes?.

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understanding diabetes
Understanding Diabetes
  • What is diabetes?
  • Risk factors
  • People without diabetes
  • People with Type 1 diabetes
  • People with Type 2 diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms
what is diabetes
What is diabetes?
  • Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.
risk factors
Risk Factors
  • Diabetes and age
  • Diabetes runs in families
  • Weight is a factor in diabetes
  • Circulation problems and high blood pressure
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Impaired blood glucose levels
people without diabetes
People without diabetes

Pancreas

Carbohydrate

Glucose

Insulin

Glucose and Insulin

Muscle cells

Bloodstream

people with type 1 diabetes
People with Type 1 diabetes

Pancreas

Carbohydrate

Glucose

No Insulin

Glucose can’t enter cells

Muscle cells

Bloodstream

people with type 2 diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes

Pancreas

Carbohydrate

Glucose

Not enough Insulin

Glucose can’t enter cells

Muscle cells

Bloodstream

people with type 2 diabetes8
People with Type 2 diabetes

Pancreas

Carbohydrate

Glucose

Insulin

Body

Fat

Glucose can’t enter cells

Muscle cells

Bloodstream

signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms
  • Going to the toilet often
  • Extreme thirst
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Genital itching and thrush
  • Blurred vision
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