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Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce insulin or properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Having high blood sugar can cause many diabetes-related complications such as chronic kidney disease, foot problems, eye disease, heart attack, and more. These complications can be very serious or even life-threatening. To reduce these complications it is very important to properly manage blood sugar levels.
There are a few different types of diabetes but the most common ones are type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.