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Home Remedy Network – Healthy Living – Treating Diabetes

A few hours after we have eaten food, digestion begins. The food is broken down into glucose in order for it to be absorbed into the bloodstream and provide energy to the entire body. The glucose is then transported throughout the body by insulin, produced from the pancreas. If, for one reason or another, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to effectively transport glucose or it produces too much, then one develops a condition known as diabetes. Diabetes can be either type-1 or type-2 depending on whether the insulin supply is above normal or below normal. Although it is a genetic disease, one’s lifestyle and the environment can also increase the chances of developing diabetes.

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