Month: March 2016

What is Diabetes?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 7, 2016 / Comments Off on What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the inability to make or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United…

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