What is Diabetes?1

Diabetes is a group of diseases that causes high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce or effectively use insulin. There are several types of diabetes, with type 2 being the most common. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough, or when cells become more resistant to the insulin that is produced.

How Diabetes Works2

It can feel overwhelming to find out that you need to start managing your diabetes through insulin treatment.

Here's a video that can help you understand what diabetes is and how it works:

How to Treat Low Blood Sugar
What is Insulin and Why Do You Need It?
References
  1. http://lillydiabetes.com/about-diabetes.aspx
  2. Conversation StarterTM Education Tool_Starting Insulin Treatment_How Diabetes Works
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