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Living With...Diabetes

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) condition that keeps your body from turning food into energy. When you have type 1 diabetes, your body stops making insulin. Without insulin, your cells can't get fuel to burn for energy. This is why you may feel weak or tired.

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.

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

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