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Diabetes

The medical term is for diabetes is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar, also known as glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues, which means that it’s vital to your health. Glucose is also your brain’s main source of fuel.

Diabetes symptoms

Symptoms vary depending on how elevated your blood sugar is. Some people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes may not experience any symptoms at all. In type 1 diabetes, however, symptoms tend to come on fast and are more severe. Some symptoms shared by type 1 and type 2 diabetes are:

Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, though it more often appears during childhood and adolescence. Type 2 diabetes is more common and can develop at any age, with higher prevalence in adults over 40. Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease.

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