What Is Diabetes? | What are the Risk Factors of Diabetes ?

WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.
Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat.
Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy.

You’re at risk for developing diabetes if you:
• Are 45 years or older
• Are overweight
• High Blood Pressure
• High Cholesterol Level
• Genetic Family history
• Have prediabetes
• Are physically active less than 3 times a week
• Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds

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