Latin CoupleDiabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.  Insulin is a hormone that helps our cells convert glucose, also known as blood sugar into energy that our body can use. There are two types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5% of all cases of diabetes, it is caused by little to no insulin and onset occurs usually in children and young adults.  People with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on insulin injections to normalize blood sugars.

Type 2 diabetes results from a resistance to insulin and is the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is also usually developed in people 35 years and older that are often overweight with a non-active lifestyle.

If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to serious health conditions including; heart disease, nerve damage, circulation problems, blindness or kidney failure.

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Warning symptoms of diabetes include:
          -Frequent urination
          -Excessive urination
          -Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
          -Fatigue or sudden vision changes.