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What Is Diabetes?

Last updated 4 years ago

As diabetes becomes a more prevalent health problem in the United States, you may hear more and more about the importance of diabetes prevention. However, if you do not know the basics about what diabetes does to the body, you may not understand the critical steps in preventing this condition.

As this video explains, diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly produce or use insulin, which is the hormone responsible for converting food to energy. When there is not enough insulin or the body is not using insulin correctly, blood sugar drops and cells do not have the energy to sustain normal function.

You can get helpful tips for diabetes prevention with Largo Medical Center’s Consult-A-Nurse FREE physician referral line at (727) 470-6826. For a closer look at our hospital’s services, visit our website. 


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