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WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body is no longer able to control its blood glucose
concentration, leading to very high concentrations.

Type I diabetes (insulin ­ dependent diabetes) usually starts in childhood. It is thought to be
the result of an autoimmune response in…

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Increased hunger because the body cells aren't absorbing the glucose, hence, despite
the high blood glucose levels, cells aren't metabolising it to produce ATP
Weight loss since the body cells cannot metabolise the glucose, they start
metabolising lipids for ATP as the body's glucose reserves are needed to supply brain…

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