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What is diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: High blood sugars

Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells.
The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body.

In brief: High blood sugars

Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells.
The blood sugar stays in the blood, and starts to leak through the kidneys, into the urine. Meanwhile, without more insulin, the cells in the body can't bring in enough blood sugar to use as fuel. Diabetes damages cells and tissues throughout the body.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Bloodsugar

Diabetes is a condition where your body fails to manage blood sugar.
Type one diabetics do not make insulin and this causes your blood sugar to rise and is associated with acidosis. Type two diabetics make insulin, but it does not work optimally.

In brief: Bloodsugar

Diabetes is a condition where your body fails to manage blood sugar.
Type one diabetics do not make insulin and this causes your blood sugar to rise and is associated with acidosis. Type two diabetics make insulin, but it does not work optimally.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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