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Diabetes

Definition:

Diabetes is a disease that develops when the body is unable to produce or respond to insulin hormone in the normal way.

Source: GreenFacts

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There are two types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes, which is less common than type 2 diabetes, occurs when the body fails to produce insulin. It usually results from the destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas by the immune system.

Type 2 diabetes, which is much more common, occurs when the body fails to respond to insulin in a normal way. This leads to the overproduction of insulin, which may result in a partial failure of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas and consequently insufficient insulin production.

Diabetes can lead to serious complications including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and strokes.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Hormone(s) - Immune system - Insulin - Mass (weight) Units

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Diabetes
Español: Diabetes
Français: Diabète

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