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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) condition that keeps your body from turning food into energy. That's why you feel tired and run-down. Controlling your diabetes means making some changes that may be hard at first. Controlling the level of sugar in your bloodstream is the key to managing your diabetes.

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What Is Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, your body has trouble using energy from the food you eat.

How to Manage Diabetes

Managing diabetes means controlling your blood sugar. Taking medications, eating right, and getting regular exercise help you do this.

Type 2 Diabetes - View 'Type 2 Diabetes' video

Updated with new animations, this program explains how insulin resistance can lead to pre-diabetes and then to Type 2 Diabetes.

Preventing Long-Term Problems

In time, high blood sugar causes serious health problems. Know how to prevent this, and how to plan for travel and sick days.

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