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What is diabetes in the sense of what malfunctions?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the type .
In type 1 the body makes antibodies against itself and eventually burns out and can't make insulin. In type 2 your body makes plenty of Insulin but has an inability to use it. It definatey is hereditary. In the case of type one it is a combination of the immune system and the panceeas. In type two it is more the liver pathways of utilization.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the type .
In type 1 the body makes antibodies against itself and eventually burns out and can't make insulin. In type 2 your body makes plenty of Insulin but has an inability to use it. It definatey is hereditary. In the case of type one it is a combination of the immune system and the panceeas. In type two it is more the liver pathways of utilization.
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