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Type 1 Diabetes – How Does it Occur?

Glucose plays a very important role in the functioning of the body. It is the most important carbohydrate, a simple monosaccharide, which helps provide energy to the body. It works with insulin to help build glucose transporters to the body’s cells. This glucose in the cells produces energy required for the functioning of the body. When this process is disturbed and the production of insulin is affected, the condition is called diabetes.

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White Sun on Health – Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where there is an absence or inadequate secretion of insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by our organ called the pancreas. The function of the insulin is to absorb the glucose from our diet and turn it into energy. In a diabetic patient, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the available insulin is blocked or inactivated by other substances thus preventing it from performing this function. This causes excessive glucose in the blood and after a period of time it can lead to serious complications.

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