Understanding Diabetes

  1. Anatomy of the Endocrine System

    The endocrine system includes not only the pancreas—the organ involved in the development of diabetes—but also the pituitary, thyroid, and other glands.

  2. Answers to Your Diabetes Questions

    What causes diabetes? Scientists aren't sure, but heredity, obesity, lack of exercise and other factors play a part.

  3. Diabetes Statistics

    Looking for vital diabetes facts and figures? Here are statistics for both patients and consumers.

  4. Diagnosing Diabetes

    If you're older than 45, you should be tested for diabetes. If you are younger, you should be tested if you are at high risk.

  5. Facts About Diabetes

    Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

  6. What Is Diabetes?

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that involves the regulation of blood sugar and occurs in two different forms, type 1 and type 2.

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