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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is when the pancreas doesn't produce insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin

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What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone produced in the body. It allows sugar in the cells to make energy if insulin isn't produced in the body the sugar is stored in the blood vessel

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What are the types of diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes

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What is type 1 diabetes?

When the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin at all

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What is type 2 diabetes?

When the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin

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What are the risk factors of type 1 diabetes?

Family history, enviroment, your diet

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What are the risk factors of type 2 diabetes?

Weight, lack of excercise, family

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Whatvare the symptoms of diabetes?

Tiredness, no energy, blurry vision, very thirsty, weight loss from between 7 to 14 pounds