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  • Diabetes
    • when the body cannot control blood sugar levels
    • Type 1
      • Pancreas cannot produce enough insulin
      • blood glucose levels can rise to a fatal amount
      • treated with insulin injections which results in glucose being taken from the bloodstream
      • advised to limit intake of carbs as they contain a lot of glucose
      • begins in childhood
      • pancreatic cells destroyed
    • Type 2
      • Body cells no longer respond to insulin
      • obesity is a risk factor
      • treatments are diet, exercise and loosing weight or medication
      • begins later in life


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