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What is the cause, effect and symptoms of diabetes?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Too much sugar!

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of high blood sugars caused by either deficiency of Insulin (type 1) or a partial deficiency of Insulin caused by the body not responding to Insulin (type 2).
High glucose levels can cause short-term symptoms (thirst, frequent urination), but more worrisome are the long-term complications of high glucose levels, such as blindness, kidney disease, and heart disease.

In brief: Too much sugar!

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of high blood sugars caused by either deficiency of Insulin (type 1) or a partial deficiency of Insulin caused by the body not responding to Insulin (type 2).
High glucose levels can cause short-term symptoms (thirst, frequent urination), but more worrisome are the long-term complications of high glucose levels, such as blindness, kidney disease, and heart disease.
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