Diabetes, Type 2
Diabetes is a chronic disease that keeps the body from turning food into energy. Early
in type 2 diabetes, cells in the body do not respond well to insulin. This is known
as insulin resistance. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and is needed to take glucose
from the bloodstream into the cells, where it is used as fuel. If cells cannot respond
to insulin, or if insulin is not produced, the body cannot use the energy from food.
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